Brumbies star Pocock concussed in final game before return

ACT Brumbies star David Pocock was concussed in his final game of Japanese rugby before he returns to Canberra following a year away.

The Wild Knights skipper left the field with a head knock at the 30-minute mark of their 12-8 loss to Suntory Sungoliath in the Japan Top League rugby final in Tokyo on Sunday.

Pocock returned to the field a few minutes later but was replaced at half-time and had to watch the second stanza from the bench.

The 29-year-old has suffered concussion several times in his illustrious career and will return to the capital this week following a sabbatical and stint with the Wild Knights.

A fit Pocock will slot straight back into the Brumbies' back row with five weeks to prepare for their Super Rugby opener against the Sunwolves on February 24.

Pocock's return will be a massive boost for the Brumbies as the club prepares for a new generation under first-year coach Dan McKellar.

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