Pocock, Douglas ruled out

Wallabies flank David Pocock and lock Kane Douglas have both been ruled out of this weekend's Test match against England.

The pair had scans on calf and knee complaints respectively, with the results confirming that both would have to bypass the game.

Pocock had been scheduled to return to playing duties after last having appeared during the opening match of this year's Rugby Championship against the All Blacks. He has been sidelined since with a medial ligament injury.

Douglas, who has had a dramatic week after his mother was hospitalised in London after becoming ill on her flight over from Australia last Friday, featured in last weekend's Test match against France at Paris.

Wallabies medical staff will re-assess the injuries to both Pocock and Douglas next week once the side has arrived in Italy ahead of the third match of their European tour against the Azzurri in Florence.