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England assistant Matt Proudfoot self-isolating after positive Covid-19 test

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England forwards coach Matt Proudfoot.
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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.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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