Remarkable image shows Conor Murray and Australia's David Pocock 'go way back'

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Remarkable image shows Conor Murray and Australia's David Pocock 'go way back'

Murray and Pocock after yesterday's third test

Shortly after Ireland's third test win over Australia yesterday, Conor Murray and David Pocock were pitched having swapped shirts. A normal enough event in the modern era of rugby. 

However, it was a picture Pocock shared on his instagram account which tells a different story. 

As you can see from the above post. A young David Pocock arrived in Ireland back into 2005 with the Australian schoolboy side. The touring squad were billeted with some Limerick families and the future Australian team captain was sent to live with none other than the Murray's of Patrickswell. 

Above is the picture taken at the time, when Murray would have been 16 and Pocock 17. Little did either know what the future told, but what a picture to have all the same for two of the most decorated men in World Rugby.

That Australian Touring side included such famous names as Kurtley Beale, Lachlan Turner, Quade Cooper and Christian Lealiifano