David Pocock’s story is one of dedication to self, family, team and others. Detailing his incredible talent and drive, Openside showcases both his spectacular rise and personal insights in 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, David has won many honours in the game and is held in great esteem by fans and peers alike.
In Openside: My Journey to The Rugby World Cup … and Beyond, 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 at Rugby World Cup 2015, his one-year break across 2017 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.