A HEAD to head clash between Wallabies No. 8s David Pocock and Sean McMahon is set to feature in the season-ending Japan’s club rugby championship final on Saturday.
Wild Knights skipper Pocock, under ex-Wallabies coach Robbie Deans, will be playing his last match before returning to Australian rugby with the Brumbies following his sabbatical last year.
McMahon, who made a big impression in the Wallabies No. 8 role in Pocock’s absence, is completing a successful first season of a two-year deal with defending champions Sungoliath.
That match up promises to produce a brutal breakdown battle in the final at Tokyo’s Prince Chichibu Stadium on Saturday.
Sungoliath have lost just one match in two seasons and belted Jubilo 49-7 in their semi-final last weekend while the Wild Knights battled to a 17-11 win over ex-Brumbies coach Jake White’s Verblitz.
Wallabies great Matt Giteau has steered Sungoliath from five-eighth in his first season since moving from French club Toulon and he featured prominently in their semi-final rout, scoring 17 points from a try and six conversions.
They also had young Australian centre Campbell Magnay on their bench in that match.
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