Australian Story - True Grit - David Pocock

International rugby union star David Pocock is no ordinary sportsman. At 27, he made headlines around the world for his stand-out performances with the Wallabies during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. But David Pocock's road to success has not been easy.

Through sport and an obsessive determination, he overcame teenage emotional trauma after fleeing from Zimbabwe 15 years ago. Later, major injuries threatened to end his rugby career, had he not fought just as obsessively to overcome every setback. Now he's directing his passion to social and environmental change in Australia and Africa – and is prepared to risk his rugby career for what he believes in.

Part one: Introduced by pro-surfer Mick Fanning. International rugby union star David Pocock and his partner Emma take Australian Story back to his homeland Zimbabwe where, as a child, dramatic events shaped his life.

Part two:In the concluding episode of this television exclusive, David Pocock, his partner Emma and his family reveal the inside story of one of Australia's most remarkable contemporary sports stars.

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Production Year: 
2016
Duration: 
29mins
Australian Story
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