Pocock officially ties the knot

by Staff Writer

Wallabies star David Pocock has officially tied the knot with long-time partner Emma after returning home from Spring Tour.

While the pair held a commitment ceremony in 2010 they were never legally married, vowing not to take that step until Australia had marriage equality.

Same-sex marriage was officially made legal in December last year after a national postal survey conducted earlier that year.

Speaking to Fairfax Media in January, after a year-long sabbatical, Pocock said the pair had discussed marriage plans once news of the law change came through.

 
 
 
 
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Married my best mate yesterday 😊 Say yes to grace! Say no to spite! Say yes to this! Say yes to you! Say yes to me! Say yes to love! Say yes to life! Say, say yes to life! I hope we can live into the words of Rilke: "The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky."

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"We've chatted about it. At the time in 2010 we had a little ceremony with family and friends, but decided we didn't want to sign anything our friends couldn't," Pocock said.

"It's kind of just been a personal stand and we'll see what happens, we'll organise something low key. There's plenty of time to sort of all of that out."

Low-key it was, with Pocock posting to his social media on Monday morning the news that he and Emma were married, with the caption: "Married my best mate yesterday 😊.

"Say yes to grace! Say no to spite! Say yes to this! Say yes to you! Say yes to me! Say yes to love! Say yes to life! Say, say yes to life!

"I hope we can live into the words of Rilke: "The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage Is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust.

"A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development.

"But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.".