David Pocock will retire after the World Cup in Japan from Test rugby, Finishing an 11-year career for the Wallabies.
In which will be his final test in Australia and his overall pocock will captain Australia against Samoa in Sydney on Saturday.
“I really feel like it’s time to move onto other things and lead to different areas,” Pocock said on Friday at the team captain’s run.
The 31-year-old flanker announced his retirement from the Brumbies of Super Rugby in May and is expected to play rugby in Japan.
“On an individual note you reveal on the moment you’ve had at a Wallabies jersey, what you have tried to add, the legacy you hope you will leave and just the chance to play in front of friends and family one final time,” Pocock added.
Saturday’s match will be Pocock’s fourth match of rugby this year and Test as November after maintaining wing injuries.
He also made his debut and will go down as one of Australia’s greatest back-rowers.
The Zimbabwean-born Pocock transferred with his family to Australia when he was 14.
Since reaching a high profile for his skills, he has taken on several social causes, asserting for Australia to end homophobia in game, and to adopt same-sex union, which has.
He was also once arrested for protesting against a coal mine in New South Wales, also was a outspoken environmental supporter and in commenting on the dangers of climate change.
Pocock said he and his longtime partner, Emma Palandri, would not wed until marriage was lawful in Australia.
They were married after the Australian government enacted legislation to allow same-sex marriage.
“At that period in 2010 we had a little ceremony with family members and friends, but decided we didn’t need to signal anything our friends couldn’t,” Pocock said in a magazine interview at 2018.
“It is kind of been a private stand… today the [same-sex marriage debate] is done, it’s a fantastic thing. I believe everyone should be grateful about the activists. I really do believe that it makes our society going forward.”
Although some expert sports stars’ Twitter feeds mostly speak about their sport, the societal media of Pocock is filled with references to farming, wind turbines, climate change and nature photographs.
“The earth is changing. We have to change with it. We need to work together to design options for the world we call home,” Pocock said in a discussion from June.