Pocock scoops another award

David Pocock has made it a clean sweep of Australian awards by being named the 2010 Rugby Union Players Association's Medal for Excellence. [more]

Pocock scoops another award

David Pocock has made it a clean sweep of Australian awards by being named the 2010 Rugby Union Players Association’s Medal for Excellence.

Pocock, 22, had already picked up the John Eales Medal and the Australian fan's player of the year award.

The Zimbabwean-born flanker was also shortlisted as the IRB World Player of the Year but lost out to All Black Richie McCaw.

But despite the recent plaudits, Pocock has admitted he would swap it all for World Cup success.
"You'd swap everything for that," said Pocock.

"Definitely every rugby player's dream and goal is to win a World Cup, so next year will be a massive year for us.

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"We can't get ahead of ourselves. We've put in a lot of hard work and we've progressed a bit this year, but we're still nowhere near where we need to be.

"There's still a lot of hard work to go and a lot of work to be done in the Super 15 and obviously we'll need to step up in the Tri Nations to give us a good start into the World Cup.

"The coaches have their heads around it pretty well and the players are willing to do whatever it takes. Having said that, every team is probably feeling like that so it should be one hell of a competition."

Pocock is one of a host of young stars who have come through the Wallabies' ranks in recent years and he will be a front runner to face the Lions when they tour Australia in 2013.

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