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    Steve Pocock

    Steve's a chip off the Pocock block


    David Pocock may have a firm grip on the Western Force No.7 jumper but it might not be too long before he faces a challenge from very close to home - young brother Steve, who has joined the Super 14 club's academy.

    The rough and tumble of playing in the backyard will certainly be cranked up when they go head-to-head on the training paddock.

    "Right now it's no competition. Dave's too big and strong for me," 17-year-old Steve said. "There was a fair bit of what you might call brotherly love when we played backyard footy and I guess it will be the same when we train against each other."
    When Pocock senior first appeared at the Force, players nicknamed him "Bamm Bamm" after the Flintstones man-child. At the moment "Baby Bamm Bamm" weighs in at 91kg while his older brother's playing weight is around 103kg.

    Pocock senior, now 21, is 183cm tall. Like his brother, Steve was a target for the Queensland Reds, but he chose to join David, who has become one of the best flankers in the game since moving west. And he has used his older brother's rapid rise in the Wallabies as his own spur to bigger things.
    "David has always been an inspiration to me. He has shown me what's possible if you work hard," he said.

    "He's been a benchmark with his work ethic and he hasn't changed at all. He's still just my brother."
    Steve was 10 when his family was forced from Zimbabwe after their farm was seized and, like his brother, went to Brisbane's Anglican Church School. In his last year, stress fractures in his back ruled him out of junior Queensland representative honours.

    "Now the Force has offered me this opportunity so it's up to me to put the work in," he said.
    And while he might covet the No.7 he'll take any number.

    "There's talk I could play hooker. I played prop and hooker when I was younger but I was a bit of a chubby then. I played centre, 7 and 8, but I'll do anything it takes," he said.

    The Force will unveil their 12-player academy today.

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    i heard about this kid, He's also pretty good from his dad says

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    A fantastic signing.
    He obviously has to prove his own way on the park but that has to be that much easier with some support like Bam around you.
    Hope the stress fractures are in the past and, if so, may well be at Hooker that his best opportunities lay for the future.
    Any more rolling of the factory line Mr Pocock?

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    I think it mightn't be a bad idea to pay Pocock Senior to get back 'on the job'

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    Anyone got the cohones to call him pebbles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxleymoron View Post
    Anyone got the cohones to call him pebbles?
    Guaranteed, somebody suggest it to Dave "The Mummy" Pocock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxleymoron View Post
    Anyone got the cohones to call him pebbles?
    It's out there now, and he will know just who to blame if he gets the opportunity

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    i like pebbles...

    thats a great nickname for him...

    Anyone got a force players phone number? im sure we could get it started...

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    91kgs is a bit light for a backrower isn't it? I mean Dave was 98kg when he joined the Force and he's only 103 now. I wonder how he'd be in the centres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    91kgs is a bit light for a backrower isn't it? I mean Dave was 98kg when he joined the Force and he's only 103 now. I wonder how he'd be in the centres.
    this dude is only 17 years old

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    So was Dave

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    Yeah look no doubt he'll fill out a bit I suppose the area where other international teams, particularly the Boks and the Blacks, are leaving us behind is competitiveness from 1-15 at the breakdown. If Steve could run he could be a pretty menacing centre who could turn over a bit of ball in the process. I don't really like him as a centre but Ma'a Nonu puts in some punishing his in defense and is immediately putting pressure on to force a turn over.

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