Wallabies flanker David Pocock is a strong chance to captain Australia at the 2015 Rugby World Cup after re-signing with the ARU for a further three years.

Acting ARU chief executive Matt Carroll announced on Friday that Pocock had agreed to terms until the end of 2015 after earlier this season departing the Western Force to sign with Super Rugby rivals the ACT Brumbies.

The 24-year-old has won 45 Test caps for the Wallabies since making his debut against the All Blacks in 2008, and has twice been a nominee for the IRB international player of the year award.

The news comes two weeks after Wallabies teammate Quade Cooper re-signed following a tumultuous few months. ''David has made an enormous contribution to rugby as a player and an outstanding individual,'' Carroll said. ''His leadership … is a huge asset for Australia and the Brumbies.''

AAP