Thursday, December 01, 2011
The biggest hit of the Barbarians vs Wallabies game at Twickenham on the weekend was on David Pocock and came from none other than fellow Australian, and former captain, Stirling Mortlock. Here's another look at it, as well as some links to other great moments over his esteemed career.
Mortlock has been out of favour with the Wallabies for some time now, losing the captaincy some time ago and missing out on the RWC. He struggled with injuries for most of his career, and now skippers the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby. This was his biggest game to date.
"It was a chance to play one more top level game and I jumped at it straight away. I don’t really think it will lead to anything else but I’ve been lucky to have had a fantastic career and this will expand on it," Mortlock said before the match.
This was his opportunity to show his former teammates that at 34, he's still a force to be reckoned with, and while he was on the wrong side of a 60-11 hiding on the day, he still managed to put a few big shots in, with this one on captain on the occasion, David Pocock.
You can take a look at a whole bunch of great Mortlock hits and moments in the list of Related Posts below this clip, and make sure you Register your free Rugbydump account to leave some comments, as well as archive your favourites clips on your own personal profile page.
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