Pocock's season is over ... again

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:05
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David Pocock will miss the rest of the 2014 Super Rugby season, after undergoing a full reconstruction on his left knee on Wednesday.

David Pocock will miss the rest of the 2014 Super Rugby season, after undergoing a full reconstruction on his left knee on Wednesday.

An arthroscopy earlier on Wednesday confirmed he had re-ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during last Saturday's match against the Western Force.

Disappointingly for Pocock and the Brumbies, it was the second ACL reconstruction the world class flank has undergone in as many seasons after a rupture forced him from the field in round four last year.

Director of Rugby Laurie Fisher said it was a massive blow for both the franchise and for Pocock.

"Having worked so hard to get himself back to peak physical condition over the last 12 months it's impossible not to feel for David," Fisher said.

"Only yesterday [Tuesday] he was speaking about how much enjoyment he'd been getting out of the game this year, so to have him sitting out the rest of our campaign is bitterly disappointing for him and the rest of the team.

"What we must remember is that David is still young and will have more opportunities to play professional rugby in the future.

"Guys like Ben Mowen and Christian Lealiifano are living proof that you can make a successful comeback from a recurring injury and I'd expect to see David bounce back in the same way.

"Professionally, David has had a big impact on the way the Brumbies have prepared and approached the 2014 Super Rugby season and I'd like to see him continue to contribute to the way the team carries itself both on and off the field."

After notching up 69 games for the Western Force and 45 for the Wallabies, luck has eluded Pocock during his 18 months with the Brumbies.

Since arriving post-2012, injury has limited Pocock to just five Super Rugby matches at the start of both seasons.

The Brumbies head to Wellington on Thursday and will face the Hurricanes on Friday.

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Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
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Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
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Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28