David Pocock has been charged after chaining himself to digging equipment in northern New South Wales.
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Former Wallabies captain David Pocock has been charged over a protest against a coal mine in northern New South Wales.
Pocock was one of a group seven who chained themselves to a digger at the Mauls Creek mine site for ten hours yesterday.
According the the ABC, the 26-year-old has been “charged with trespass, remaining on enclosed land without lawful excuse and hindering the working of mining equipment.”
The Zimbabwe-born player has appeared in 45 Tests for the Wallabies, but has been sidelined for most of the past two years by injury.
Pocock is a well-known environmental activist and has devoted much of his time outside rugby to the protection of national parks and state forests.