: Port Elizabeth
Pokomela was included in a South Africa Under-20 training squad and made the cut to be named in a reduced provisional squad a week later. On 10 May 2016, he was included in the final squad for the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship tournament to be held in Manchester, England, also being named vice-captain of the team.
Pokomela made his Currie Cup Debut on the 9 August 2017 against the Pumas in Nelspruit and made his SuperRugby Debut on the 15 April 2017 against the Chiefs.
PRO14 debut – 16 September 2017 vs Zebre in Bloemfontein.