David Pocock's summer holidays were always going to be cooler than yours
Our infatuation for Australian back-row David Pocock continues, unabated.
Pocock is taking a few weeks off, following a stellar World Cup, and has returned to his native Zimbabwe.
After a road-trip through South Africa and Botswana, the 27-year-old took in some of the wildlife sights, on safari, and met up with a dedicated bunch known as the Malilangwe scouts.
The scouts are rhino guards and protect the endangered species from poachers.
Pocock, who has campaigned for gay rights and against coal mines in the past, took some time out to train with the scouts. The video [below] shows he never held back for a moment. He wrote:
'Loved spending some time with the men at the forefront of the effort to protect rhino," he wrote on Instagram.
'Committed, passionate and enjoying what they do (most of the time) - inspiring to see their commitment in the face of real danger and the challenges of conservation.'
Thanks to the Malilangwe scouts for inviting me to join the very solid fitness and weights session they put their new recruits through this morning. Really impressed by their work ethic and fitness. Have had a brilliant stay at @singita_ Pamushana Lodge. A special part of the world.
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