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David Pocock targets Rugby World Cup
ESPN Staff
November 25, 2014
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Wallabies flanker David Pocock harbours hopes of playing at the 2015 Rugby World Cup next year after returning to Brumbies training following a second knee reconstruction in as many years.

The 26-year-old has barely played for club or country in the past two years after suffering ligament injuries to his left knee in March of 2013 and 2014.

Pocock has previously spoken of using Wallabies legend Tim Horan and Canberra Raiders' rugby league star Terry Campese's recoveries from similar injuries as inspiration, but now he has an example on his doorstep as new Brumbies coach Peter Ryan, a former NRL and Super Rugby champion, underwent five knee reconstructions.

"Our new contact coach, Ryno, he had five recos, so guys definitely do come back from a double knee reconstruction," Pocock told Fairfax Media. "[Fellow Wallabies forward] Dave Dennis has done it, it's not that extraordinary. It's a relief and it's also satisfying to look back over the rehab and to see how far you've come.

"The World Cup is definitely a goal, especially after two years of not much rugby at all. I'm just keen to get out there for the Brumbies and wanting to do well for them. As a player, that's always been my way to look at it. You try and perform for your Super Rugby team and selection takes care of itself if you're in the right form."

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