Former captain of the Australian Rugby Union squad and Brumbies great, David Pocock, is throwing his hat in the ring of federal politics.

The 33-year-old has announced his intention to run as an independent for the Senate in the upcoming federal election.

Running in the ACT, Pocock will be vying for one of the Territory’s two senate seats.

Both are currently held by Katy Gallagher for Labor and Zed Seselja for the Liberals.

Pocock is the latest in a list of political hopefuls who’ve announced their run for the seats, alongside the incumbents.

Dr Tjanara Goreng Goreng is in the race for the Greens as well as independent Professor Kim Rubenstein.

Pocock still needs to overcome a few hurdles, including signing up 1,500 people to his party, in order to be eligible to run.

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