Pocock headlines Brumbies squad

Super Rugby
by Sam Phillips

The return of David Pocock headlines nine new faces in the Brumbies' Super Rugby squad for 2018.

The star flanker was granted a sabbatical from Australian rugby in 2017, spending the majority of the year in Africa before lacing up the boots for Panasonic Wild Knights in the current Japanese Top League season.

The 65-Test Wallaby will return to lead the Brumbies pack in 2018 - an enormous boost for the reigning Australian Conference champions.David Pocock headlines a bumper Brumbies squad. Photo: Getty ImagesPocock is joined by Mees Erasmus, Richie Arnold, Isi Naisarani, Lachie McCaffrey and Folau Faingaa as fresh faces in the forward pack.

In the backs, Christian Lealiifano will be fit and firing after missing the majority of last year battling leukaemia, with Matt Lucas, James Verity-Amm and Chance Peni all new faces among the squad.

SQUAD

Brumbies 2018 Super Rugby squad

Forwards

Robbie Abel

Allan Alaalatoa

Ben Alexander

Richard Arnold

Rory Arnold

Sam Carter

Tom Cusack

Blake Enever

Mees Erasmus (EPS)

Folau Faingaa (EPS)

Lolo Fakaosilea

Ben Hyne

Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin

Josh Mann-Rea

Nic Mayhew

Lachlan McCaffrey

Isireli Naisarani

David Pocock

Scott Sio

Darcy Swain (EPS)

Rob Valetini

Backs

Tom Banks

James Dargaville

Kyle Godwin

Wharenui Hawera

Jordan Jackson-Hope

Tevita Kuridrani

Christian Lealiifano

Ryan Lonergan (EPS)

Matt Lucas

Andrew Muirhead (EPS)

Chance Peni-Ataera

Joe Powell

Andrew Smith

Henry Speight

Lausii Taliauli

James Verity-Amm (EPS)

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