Growden Medal
Backrow stars Michael Hooper and David Pocock tussle for top spot
Greg Growden
October 26, 2015
Argentina 15-29 Australia (Australia only)

With one Test to go in 2015, Australia's impressive backrowers David Pocock and Michael Hooper are tussling to win the Growden Medal.

Both scored points in the World Cup semi-final triumph over Argentina, and have shot away from the rest of the field.

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Pocock produced an exceptional performance against the Pumas, after being seriously in doubt for the match due to a calf strain. His effort was matched by openside flanker Hooper, who is clearly relishing playing alongside Pocock, who has been moved to No. 8 so that both players are involved in the Australian World Cup charge.

Their work has been instrumental in ensuring a Trans Tasman finale to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Match points

8.5: Michael Hooper, David Pocock

8: Rob Simmons, Drew Mitchell, Scott Fardy

Progress points:

41: David Pocock

39.5: Michael Hooper

28: Adam Ashley-Cooper

24.5: Scott Fardy

22.5: Matt Giteau

17: Bernard Foley

15: Israel Folau, Sean McMahon, Drew Mitchell

14: Nick Phipps, Kane Douglas

8.5: Nic White

8: Sekope Kepu, Rob Simmons

7.5: Ben McCalman

7: Matt Toomua, Will Skelton, Stephen Moore, Kurtley Beale, Drew Mitchell

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