Eddie Jones forced into isolation after assistant tests positive for Covid-19

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England are due to get their 2021 championship campaign underway against Scotland at Twickenham in London on Saturday 6 February.

The trio will be tested again later this week, and if negative will be able to join the squad on Thursday January 28.

ENGLAND head coach Eddie Jones is being forced to self-isolate for 10 days after his assistant Matt Proudfoot tested positive for coronavirus.

England rugby boss Eddie Jones has entered self-isolation after assistant coach Matt Proudfoot (above) tested positive for COVID-19.

Like Jones, Proudfoot is said not to be displaying any symptoms of coronavirus.

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.


In line with government guidelines, as Jones and attack coach Simon Amor were in close contact with Proudfoot, they must self-isolate for 10 days.

Jones is set to announce the squad for the Six Nations on Friday with the players assembling in a training camp at t St. George's Park on Wednesday 27th January.

Of Jones' front-line staff, only defence coach, New Zealander John Mitchell, is not now affected by COVID-19.

"He's a talented young coach and will work to help the players improve".

Ryles, who is in Australia, decided not to join up with the team for the Six Nations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We understand and support Jason's decision and are expecting that he will be back with us this summer", Jones said.

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