Jones preparing England to face injured Pocock


Eddie Jones is readying his England side to face David Pocock despite the Australia forward having been ruled out of the rest of the Test series.

Number eight Pocock sustained a fractured eye socket in the Wallabies' 39-28 loss to England in Brisbane last Saturday and is reportedly set to miss six weeks of action.

However, Australian Jones - who led his country to the Rugby World Cup final in 2003 where they were beaten by England - is suspicious of mind games from the enemy.

"Pocock is certainly a good player and we wish him all the best and a speedy recovery," he said. 

"I just hope he doesn't recover in time for Saturday - you never know.

"I don't know if he is going to be in or out. We will prepare as though he is going to play. Well, you never know."

The second of the three-Test series takes place at Melbourne's AAMI Park on Saturday.