Pocock thanks fans for support as case adjourned

FORMER Australian Wallabies captain David Pocock who was arrested last year during a coal mine protest has taken to social media to thank his legion of fans for their support after his court case was adjourned.

Pocock, 26, was arrested and charged in November after he chained himself to machinery as part of a blockade at the Maules Creek coal mine in northern New South Wales.

He is facing several charges arising from the incident including entering enclosed land without lawful excuse and hindering the working of mining equipment.

Zimbabwean-born Pocock took to social media on Wednesday shortly after his matter was mentioned in Narrabri Local Court.


He did not appear in court for the mention.

"My court case has been adjourned until the 4th of Feb. Thanks for all the support," he tweeted to his 76,000 plus Twitter followers.

The Australian Rugby Union issued the test star with a written warning last month over his arrest.

Pocock has recently returned to training with the ACT Brumbies as he continues his long comeback from injury.

The Brumbies have previously said no further action would be taken against Pocock other than the written warning, irrespective of the outcome of his court case.

The matter was adjourned to Gunnedah Local Court for mention on February 4.


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