David Pocock to retire from Australia after Rugby World Cup

David Pocock will retire after the World Cup in Japan from Test rugby, ending an 11-year Livelihood.

In what will be his evaluation in Australia and his 78th overall, pocock will captain Australia against Samoa in Sydney on Saturday.
«I feel as if it’s time to move onto anything else and lead to different locations,» Pocock said on Friday in the team’s captain’s run.
The 31-year-old flanker declared his retirement in May from Super Rugby’s Brumbies and is expected to play rugby in Japan.
«On an individual note you reflect on the time you’ve had at a Wallabies jersey, what you have tried to add, the legacy you hope you’ll leave and just the chance to play in the front of friends and family one final time,» Pocock added.
Saturday’s match will probably be the fourth match of rugby this season and first Test since last November of Pocock after maintaining long-term wing injuries.
He will go down as one of Australia and also made his debut against New Zealand at Hong Kong in 2008.
The Zimbabwean-born Pocock transferred to Australia when he was 14.
Since reaching a profile because of his skills, he’s taken on several social causes, arguing for Australia to embrace same-sex union, which has, and to end homophobia.
He was also arrested for protesting against a projected coal mine has been a outspoken supporter, and in New South Wales and in commenting on the risks of climate change.
Pocock said he and his partner, Emma Palandri, would not wed until same-sex union was legal in Australia.
They had been wed on Dec 1, 2018, about a year after the government enacted laws to permit same-sex marriage.
«At that point in 2010 we had a little ceremony with family and friends, but decided we didn’t need to signal anything that our friends could not,» Pocock said in a magazine interview in 2018.
«It’s kind of just been a personal stand… now the [same-sex marriage debate] is completed, it is a good thing. I think everyone ought to be grateful to the activists. I truly do think it makes our society going ahead.»
While some sports celebrities’ Twitter feeds mostly talk about their game, Pocock’s societal media is full of references into nature photos and farming, wind turbines, climate change.
«The earth is changing. We have to change with it. We need to work together to design solutions for the planet we call home,» Pocock said in an conversation in June.

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