February 27, 2021, 10:49

Eddie Jones isolating after Matt Proudfoot tests positive for coronavirus

Eddie Jones isolating after Matt Proudfoot tests positive for coronavirus

Eddie Jones (right) is self-isolating after forwards coach Matt Proudfoot (left) tested positive for coronavirus

England head coach Eddie Jones is isolating after one of his staff members tested positive for coronavirus.

Forwards coach Matt Proudfoot returned a positive test ahead of England’s Six Nations training camp, which begins next Wednesday.

Jones and attack coach Simon Amor have been identified as close contacts and must isolate for 10 days, in accordance with Government guidelines.

If the pair return negative tests following their period of isolation, they will be able to join the England camp next Thursday.

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The Covid tests were carried out as part of England’s testing regime ahead of the Six Nations, which begins on February 6.

The Rugby Football Union says Proudfoot is asymptomatic.

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