True Grit, the story of Wallabies star David Pocock, is a look at the formative years of one of Australian sport’s greatest athletes. Pocock and his partner Emma took ABC’s Australian Story back to Zimbabwe, the country he spent the first 13 years of his life, to show how political unrest and a series of dramatic events shaped the passion that drives him both on and off the field today.
A beast on the rugby field who took the Wallabies to October’s Rugby World Cup Final in the UK, Pocock is as well known off the field for his commitment to effecting social and environmental change in Australia and Africa, and True Grit examines his passion not only as a professional athlete but as a human being.
A must watch for rugby and non-rugby fans alike. Stay tuned for part 2 next week.