Jones wary of Wallaby response

Date published: June 13 2016

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England head coach Eddie Jones believes history has proved that Australia will "bounce back" in the second Test in Melbourne this weekend.

The Wallabies were edged 39-28 by England at Suncorp Stadium last Saturday despite crossing for four tries to their opponent's three.

Jones feels Australia will be fired up ahead of the AAMI Park clash, saying that from past experience they always respond after a loss.

"History shows in the professional era that the Wallabies have never lost a second Test," he said when speaking to England Rugby's website. 

"They won in the 2001 Lions Test series and again in the 2013 Lions series, the Wallabies always bounce back well."

England have never won a Test series in Australia and Jones admits that is a driving force in their preparation for the Melbourne fixture.

"All we're worried about is preparing well, we've got a nicely settled side and we'll have a good week's preparation," he continued.

"We've got 32 fit players competing for 23 spots and the Wallabies have got a few things they need to respond to.

"I'm sure Michael Cheika would have been very happy with the effort the team put in at the weekend, but there are areas of the game they'll need to look at and improve."

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