Is David Pocock planning his retirement already? One of the Australian rugby legends, Pocock is considering a 12-month break from the game to study in London.
Apparently, the sources claim that Wallabies back rower, Pocock, will take the break in 2017 to pursue further education in England. Pocock is currently pursuing for a Bachelor of Ecological Agricultural Systems degree. But it is still unsure whether he will continue to study in that field.
According to the ABC News, Pocock’s future seems uncertain as his contract with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is getting over by the end of 2016.
The Brumbies Chief Executive Michael Jones says, “We acknowledge he’s probably one of the best players in the world and we want him at the Brumbies.”
He further exclaims, “The problem is, the demand and the interest in David has skyrocketed.”
“We’ve sort of had the first offer to him and a counter-offer back … so I would say a week or 10 days and we should have it wrapped up hopefully.”
David Pocock is considered to be one of the best in the Rugby League. He was also adjudged the best play in the World Cup 2015.
Pocock will take some time to reflect on his current stand and discuss with coach Stephen Larkham and Jones. As per the Guardian reports, he is getting lucrative offers from Japanese and French clubs.
The Australian national player wants to go to Oxford or Cambridge University to extend his educational degrees. Even if he takes a one year break, notes sources, it will give him two full Rugby to prepare for the 2019 World Cup.
He has been always interested in studying but the World Cup has “re-energised” his love for the sport, notes the Guardian.
“So I think he’s got a bit of a conflict within himself about where he’s going and what he’s doing,” adds Jones.