David Pocock's return on track
ESPN Staff
September 30, 2014
Pocock has suffered two torn cruciate ligaments since his move to the Brumbies © Getty Images

After a long stint on the sidelines, Wallabies captain David Pocock took his next step in his return from a second knee construction by taking the touch football field as part of the parliamentary sports festival on Monday.

Playing only five matches for the Brumbies since his move from the Western Force two seasons ago, Pocock has told the Canberra Times he is on track to take the field for the Brumbies in the opening round of Super Rugby in 2015.

"I'll be sweet, that's been the plan [to play round one]," Pocock told The Canberra Times. "Peter Myers, the surgeon, was really keen for me to have a really full, nine-month rehab so I should get through a full pre-season and be right to go next year."

Throwing himself around the touch field, Pocock said the Brumbies had been on the safe side and would be taking their time to ensure he would be ready to make his comeback from his second anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Once considered one of Australia's blindside flankers, Pocock will need to fight hard to win back his No. 7 jersey off current Wallabies captain Michael Hooper, but he says he hasn't been focusing on his Wallabies position.

"When you've had a couple of big injuries in a row you just focus on getting back, get the body right, get back playing a lot of Super Rugby again," he said.

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