David Pocock will face his biggest test of career when the Wallabies take on the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham on Saturday.
With two blackened eyes, bruises, cuts on his cheeks, and a broken nose, Pocock's commitment toward to the Wallaby jersey is truly remarkable.
The Wallabies back-row helped to secure a 29-15 victory over los Pumas, making four turnovers, taking his personal tally up to 14 for the tournament.
Although the 27-year-old, who was born in Zimbabwe, took a beating against Argentina, he will be relishing the opportunity as he will realise his childhood dream of playing in the Rugby World Cup final.
"Certainly for me some of my greatest memories watching rugby were that '95 final," he said.
"As a kid, that did something to me. I dreamt about playing in the World Cup after that."
Pocock, however says there's more to life than just playing rugby.
"I've absolutely loved the game of rugby and I'm so grateful for the opportunity that it's given me but I'm very conscious of the fact that at the end of the day it's just a game," he added.
"It's there to be enjoyed, it can offer so much to us, but there's certainly a lot more to life than chasing a rugby ball."