David Pocock to continue to remain on sidelines

David Pocock has played 77 Tests for Australia
David Pocock has played 77 Tests for Australia

Australia and Brumbies flanker David Pocock will continue to remain on the sidelines for at least one more week after failing to make sufficient recovery from a calf injury.

Pocock had a tough last year dealing with injuries and has featured in just three Super Rugby games this season. The upcoming game against Blues on Saturday will be his seventh consecutive match on the sidelines and Brumbies head coach Dan McKellar revealed that the 31-year-old is expected to return to action in a week or two.

"He's pushing hard and wants to make a contribution on field and it's been a disappointing few weeks for him," said McKellar.

"We've made progress but he's just not right so he's another week or two away. There is light at the end of the tunnel but I can't give you an exact date.

"Hopefully we'll see him in Brumbies colours sooner rather than later."

Pocock has played 77 Tests for Australia since his debut in 2008 and will be an integral part of the Wallabies squad in the World Cup scheduled later this year in Japan.

Brumbies currently hold the third position in the Australian Conference with four victories from 10 games.

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