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27th Oct 2015

David Pocock wants famed naturalist David Attenborough to be his guest at World Cup final

Observe them in the wild

Mikey Stafford

We would like to hear his take on the carry-on at the breakdown.

David Attenborough may be attending Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final, if David Pocock has anything to do with it.

The Australian back-row has offered to source tickets for the famed nature documentary maker who he described as a “big hero” at a press conference today.

A climate activist in his spare time, the Zimbabwe-born Pocock today revealed he unwound after the Argentina semi-final by squinting at Attenborough films with his horribly swollen eyes.

“I’m a big fan of wildlife programmes, particularly those by David Attenborough. He’s a big hero of mine,” Pocock said. “On Sunday for post-game recovery I put on a couple of Attenborough episodes and put my feet up.

“I was rewatching his Africa series. If he wants to come to the final I’m sure we could organise some tickets. He’s a legend.”

OXFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Sir David Attenborough poses for a photograph at the opening of an exhibition of Edward Lear?s artwork in the Ashmolean Museum on September 19, 2012 in Oxford, England. The exhibition ?Edward Lear: 200 Years of Nature and Nonsense? celebrates the bicentenary of Lear?s birth with a retrospective of over 100 artworks and books spanning his career. The collection features highly detailed ornithological drawings alongside landscape paintings and his books of literary nonsense in poetry and prose for which he is best known. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The 89 year old has been knighted for his work documenting the most cruel, brutal, barbaric, horrific and violent elements of the natural world, so he should be prepared for Richie McCaw’s carry on.