This Is How Much David Pocock Will Be Paid While On Sabbatical
David Pocock’s game for the Wallabies yesterday against England was his last for at least 18 months.
The world class back-row star will now begin a year long sabbatical as part of an experiment by Australian rugby to ensure their best players are rested and re-energised after a gruelling couple of years on the international scene.
Earlier this year Pocock signed a three-year, $4 million contract with the ARU that would keep him Australian shores until the conclusion of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The deal however is in face a two year deal and he will only play the 2018 and 2019 season due to his sabbatical.
Pocock is expected to continues his studies during the break with the Brumbies star set to enrol in Cambridge or Oxford university. The bulk of his contract is set to be paid in 2018 and 2019, but Pockock is still set to be paid a staggering amount while on break.
WaToday are reporting that during the sabbatical year he will take home in the region of $750,000 for three, one-hour meet and greets with individuals of the ARU’s choosing.
Pocock will play some rugby also, having signed a second, lucrative three-season deal with Japanese Top League club Panasonic Wild Knights, but will return to the Brumbies and Wallabies for the 2018 season.
Not a bad deal for the Wallabies star. A solid investment however, no doubt.