Wallabies Feeling The Pressure, Train Ahead Of England Match

Category: Sports / Nov 13, 2012 7:27PM EDT
Wallaby’s players trained in London on Tuesday (November 13) for Saturday's (November 17) test against England at Twickenham. Among them, but remaining on the sidelines, was flanker David Pocock. He has been ruled out of due to a calf strain. Pocock's continued absence is a big setback for the struggling visitors, who were routed 33-6 by France without him last weekend and had been hoping for a boost with his return from a knee injury suffered in August. In a further blow, lock forward Kane Douglas will also be absent due to a knee problem confirmed by a scan on Monday. Australia is second in the world rankings and eager to retain the position ahead of the 2015 World Cup being decided. Medical staff will re-assess Pocock and Douglas next week once the players have arrived in Italy for the third match of the tour in Florence.