Larkham hails Po­cock’s gutsy per­for­mance

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Pre­to­ria: ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham has hailed David Po­cock’s man of the match per­for­mance against the Free State Chee­tahs as one of the best games he has seen the su­per­star flanker play. The Brumbies will re­turn to Can­berra hav­ing won two of three games on their road trip to Perth and South Africa to keep a slen­der buf­fer on the Aus­tralian con­fer­ence ta­ble. The Brumbies put a week of off-field club tur­moil be­hind them to end their South Africa tour on a high, beat­ing the Chee­tahs 25-18 in Bloem­fontein early yes­ter­day morn­ing. Po­cock was out­stand­ing around the field, forc­ing four break­down turnovers and con­stantly caus­ing the Chee­tahs headaches when­ever he was near the ball. “I thought David Po­cock had a tremen­dous game, one of the best games I’ve seen him have. Both with his work at the break­down and in the con­tact area was out­stand­ing,” Larkham said.

“Across the park it was a con­test [at the break­down] ... there will be as­pects we’re not happy with but de­fen­sively they didn’t get many phases be­cause our work was re­ally good.”

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