by David Pocock
|Page Extent:||240 pages|
|Book Size:||240 x 165 mm (Height x Width x Depth)|
David Pocock was born 1988 in Zimbabwe and immigrated to Australia in 2002. David’s story is one of dedication to self, family, team and others. Based on his spectacular rise and his incredible talent and drive, this book is David’s insight into the world of Rugby. From his early days growing up in Zimbabwe, immigrating to Australia and playing for the Australian Schoolboys, his debut with Western Australia’s The Force, to his call up to the Wallabies, he has won many honours in many games and is held in great esteem by fans and peers alike. In Openside: My Journey to The Rugby World Cup, David shares the life and times of a professional rugby player. It includes key tournaments in Rugby throughout 2011: Super Rugby, Tri-Nations, Bledisloe, as well as the highlight of the Rugby calendar the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Two new chapters brings David’s story into 2018 … his standout performance in the 2015 World Cup, his two-year sabbatical that saw him return to Zimbabwe, study and excel in Japanese rugby, and his return to the Brumbies in 2018 in preparation for another World Cup campaign. Even if you don’t follow rugby at the international level, his story will still provide insight into what it takes to become a top-notch athlete through dedication and perseverance.