Proudfoot tests positive for Covid-19

England Rugby has confirmed that forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating ahead of the Six Nations.

The test was carried out as part of England’s tournament testing regime for the upcoming Six Nations. Proudfoot, the former Springbok forwards coach, is not displaying any symptoms.

However, England head coach Eddie Jones and Simon Amor have both been identified as contacts and will also isolate for a 10-day period, in accordance with government guidelines.

England players will meet at St George’s Park on Wednesday, 27 January for their training camp.

Following further negative tests, Jones and Amor will join up with the group on Thursday, 28 January in line with government regulations.

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