Rugby World Cup: David Pocock Says The Wallabies Want To Inspire The Next Generation, Belief Key To Their Tournament Chances
Belief will be the fuel the Wallabies feed on in the World Cup, according to returning back-row star David Pocock.
Pocock hasn’t played for five months because of calf muscle issues but has declared himself fit to face Samoa in Sydney on September 7 in the Wallabies final Test before the World Cup in Japan.
“Feeling good back training with the team and enjoying doing team training rather than just running on the side of the field,” Pocock said.
Without Pocock, Australia have gone 2-2 this year, splitting Tests against world champions New Zealand, beating Argentina and losing to South Africa, Pocock was widely acknowledged as one of the stars of the 2015 World Cup in which Australia exceeded most people’s expectations by reaching the final.
Two-time winners Australia aren’t generally considered one of the favourites this year, but Pocock believes there are reasons for the Wallabies and their followers to be optimistic.
“The belief in each other, the belief in the way that we want to play, the hard work we’ve been putting in,”’ Pocock said.
“There probably hasn’t been a huge amount of positive coverage of the Wallabies this year and that’s the challenge.
“You want to be going out there and inspiring the next generation to want to play at the World Cup, boys and girls.
“I feel like there’s so many good things happening in rugby and we’ve got to try and showcase that.”
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