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Pocock progress pleases coach

28th July 2019, 15:26 by Dan McCarthy

Australia coach Michael Cheika says flanker David Pocock is recovering well from his calf injury in the build up to the World Cup.

Pocock has not featured for Australia since November and has been forced to miss the Wallabies' opening two games in the Rugby Championship against South Africa and Argentina.

The 31-year-old picked up the injury on a training camp in January and has even retired from Super Rugby in order to dedicate all his time to recuperating ahead of the World Cup in Japan in the autumn.

Speaking after their 16-10 win against Argentina, Cheika said Pocock was recovering well but did not want to put a timescale on his return to action.

"I wanted to stay away from putting a date on it, there's been too many dates put on it already," said Cheika.

"On Friday he ran at full game speed and he's getting everything sorted out so we'll see how he recovers.

"He needs to do a whole week with the team and once he's done that he'll be right."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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