David Pocock is a professional rugby player who is from Zimbabwe but moved to Brisbane with his family where he completed most of his schooling. While in school, he played for the school team as well as was chosen to be part of Australian Schoolboys national rugby union team. It is known to be the highest level in school level rugby. This showcased the potential he had for the game.
Pocock made his debut as a professional player when he played for Force against the Sharks in the city of Durban. He participated in 2007 IRB Pacific Nations Cup as well for the schoolboy teams. Here he also earned the title of man of the match.
Pocock was part of Wallabies since 2008 when he played with them in Hong Kong against Italy. He also captained the team of Australians under 20. By 2009 he had participated in about 13 Super Rugby games. He was again called to participate in Wallabies squad and he participated in about 13 out of 14 Tests.
Pocock was credited for his performance when he replaced George Smith in 2009 when the Tri Nations games were held. When he was participating in the Autumn Internationals in 2009 he dislocated his thumb while he put back in and continued to play. For all such show of endurance and talent he was chosen to be an open side flanker in 2010. He was made IRB International Player of the year in 2010 as well as in 2011. Pocock was made captain of Wallabies for the 2012 midseason series. He suffered several injuries and had to undergo surgery in 2014. By 2016 he had signed a three year deal with Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan, but he still remains eligible to play for Australia in the 2017 Rugby World Cup.