England assistant coach Matt Proudfoot has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating.
England Rugby posted on their official website that the test was carried out as part of their tournament testing regime for the upcoming Six Nations.
Proudfoot, who was the Springboks' forwards guru when they won the 2019 World Cup in Japan, is not displaying any symptoms.
Meanwhile, England head coach Eddie Jones and his other assistant Simon Amor have been identified as contacts and will also isolate for a 10-day period, in accordance with government guidelines.
Defending champions England will kick off their 2021 campaign at home against Scotland on February 6.
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Matt Proudfoot has tested positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating.— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) January 20, 2021
Eddie Jones and Simon Amor are also now self-isolating for a 10 day period having been identified as contacts.
Following further negative tests, Jones and Amor will join the squad on 28 Jan. More ??