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“Violent brute” – Richie McCaw reveals FIVE toughest back-row opponents

#3. David Pocock (Australia)

  • Position Flanker
  • Height 6 ft 0 in
  • Weight 227 lb
  • Caps 80

The Zimbabwe-born openside flanker, who made his debut for the Wallabies in 2008 and played at his first Rugby World Cup in 2011, was widely considered one of the best players in his position.

Richie McCaw said: “Ever since I started playing rugby I’ve looked forward to games against other No7s who are highly rated,” he said. “Pocock was one of the best.”

DID YOU KNOW? Pocock and his friend Luke O’Keefe run a not-for-profit organisation, Eightytwenty Vision, which has the aim of helping the less fortunate people of Zimbabwe.

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