David Pocock and 4 rugby legends who made radical career changes - Ruck

David Pocock and 4 rugby legends who made radical career changes

Here are some of the most interesting things international rugby players have got up to since hanging up their boots…

#1. David Pocock – Politician

The former Wallabies captain is vying to become the first independent senator for the national capital.

Pocock, who has lived in Canberra since 2012, said his motivation to make the switch from rugby union to politics came out of frustration with the current crop of politicians.

“Like everyone, I’ve been watching politics over the last three years and getting increasingly frustrated at the way politicians aren’t addressing the big issues we’re facing and aren’t actually representing communities,” he said.

“We’ve currently got a Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister who keep telling us that people don’t want government in their lives.

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