George Smith signed for the Brumbies on a short-term deal from Japanese outfit Suntory Sungoliath last week and is all set for an immediate involvement this Saturday.
Smith, who won 110 caps for his country between 2000 and 2009, will be on the bench for the Brumbies' home tie with the Waratahs and head coach Jake White intends to play him alongside Pocock for at least part of the 80 minutes in Canberra.
"It will be an opportunity for me to see what they're like together for a while, and then maybe relieve David of some duties to get ready for the next couple of tough weeks," said White.
"One of the things I'm really mindful of is that David Pocock cannot play 80 minutes of rugby every single week."
And while Smith only agreed an initial 12-week deal in the Japanese off season, there is already talk of a possible Wallaby recall for the three-Test series with the Lions.
Former Wallaby supremo and current Suntory coach Eddie Jones is convinced Smith could step back into the international arena without any issues, while the flanker himself insists he's a better player than when he left Australia for Toulon in 2010.
"George is one of the best players Australia has produced in the last 20 years and he is probably fitter, faster and stronger than when he left in 2010," said Jones.
"If he plays well in Super Rugby, and I have no doubt he will, that he could be in line for a Wallabies spot.
"He's played 34 games for Suntory and won 33 of them. He's probably the best player to have been seen in Japanese rugby."
"I think I have developed into a better player," added Smith.
"I'm a lot smarter player on the field and my game awareness is a lot sharper.
"I won't know until I am out there in the Super Rugby arena.
"If I was selected for the Wallabies I'd have to consider it because it is such a huge honour."