Pocock joins White’s Brumbies

David Pocock has signed a three-year deal with the Brumbies.

Pocock announced the deal on Sunday. The 24-year-old openside flanker will move to Canberra after spending seven years at the Western Force.

Pocock said he was excited to start a new chapter of his career at the Brumbies.

‘The Brumbies have a good coaching and management team of Jake White, Laurie Fisher, Stephen Larkham and Tony Thorpe, so the opportunity to learn from them and challenge myself was appealing,’ Pocock told the Australian media.

‘Over the last seven years I have travelled long distances to visit my close knit family in Brisbane and with the Wallabies schedule there is more and more of my time required on the east coast with training camps et cetera.

‘Being based in Canberra will make it easier to travel to Brisbane and Sydney.’

Head coach White was delighted with the signing of the Wallabies star, who will fill the gap left by young openside flank Michael Hooper.

‘To have a guy like David Pocock want to be involved with the Brumbies is very encouraging,’ said White. ‘The attitude and commitment of Brumbies players in 2012 has been outstanding. I’ve been impressed with the way the boys have taken on pressure and turned it into results. I see David thriving in this environment. He will fit in here perfectly.’