Pocock's 2018 return confirmed

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:16
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NEWS: Brumbies coach Dan McKellar unveiled his squad for the forthcoming Super Rugby season, with nine new faces featuring - including returning Wallaby David Pocock.

Pocock, who had taken a sabbatical this year, returns to his former club with a pack boasting eight Australian internationals. The former Australian captain could potentially be packing down with fellow Wallabies Scott Sio, Allan Alaalatoa, Ben Alexander, Josh Mann-Rea, Rory Arnold, Sam Carter and Blake Enever.

There are three new signings up front with former-Force trio Mees Erasmus, Richie Arnold, and Isi Naisarani. Meanwhile, Lachlan McCaffrey returns to the Brumbies after a three-year spell with the Leicester Tigers.

Also returning to the squad is Christian Lealiifano, who is currently with Ulster this season in the Pro14.

Some of the new faces in the backline include scrumhalf Matt Lucas, who signed from the Waratahs this season, while outside backs Chance Peni and James Verity-Amm, join from the Force.

In the coaching department, former assistant McKellar takes over from Stephen Larkham as head coach. He is joined by Laurie Fisher as forwards coach and Peter Hewat as backs coach while Peter Ryan and Dan Palmer will continue their positions as defence coach and scrum coach respectively.

Brumbies 2018 Super Rugby squad:

Forwards: Robbie Abel, Allan Alaalatoa, Ben Alexander, Richard Arnold, Rory Arnold, Sam Carter, Tom Cusack, Blake Enever, Mees Erasmus, Folau Fainga’a, Lolo Fakaosilea, Ben Hyne, Leslie Leulua’Iali’i-Makin, Josh Mann-Rea, Nic Mayhew, Lachlan McCaffrey, Isireli Naisarani, David Pocock, Scott Sio, Darcy Swain, Rob Valetini.

Backs: Tom Banks, James Dargaville, Kyle Godwin, Wharenui Hawera, Jordan Jackson-Hope, Tevita Kuridrani, Christian Lealiifano, Ryan Lonergan, Matt Lucas, Andrew Muirhead, Chance Peni-Ataera, Joe Powell, Andrew Smith, Henry Speight, Lausii Taliauli, James Verity-Amm.

Source: RugbyPass

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