Pocock cleared of kneeing but remains under injury cloud

THE Wallabies have something to cheer about this morning, with star flanked David Pocock avoiding sanction for an alleged kneeing incident in Saturday’s courageous World Cup victory over Wales.

However, Pocock remains under an injury cloud, despite scans on his injured calf revealing he hasn’t suffered a tear.

Coach Michael Cheika remains in high spirits about his chances of lining up against Scotland in Sunday’s (0200 AEDT Monday) quarter-final clash at Twickenham.


Cheika was also pleased with the news Pocock wouldn’t face any disciplinary hearing this week – but admitted he hadn’t seen the incident which lit up social media on Sunday.

Star fullback Israel Folau is looking a more certain starter, with an ankle injury causing him less discomfort than at the same point last week.