With just two weeks until the Six Nations, Eddie Jones has been forced into self-isolation after England coach Matt Proudfoot tested positive for COVID-19.
‘The test was carried out as part of England’s tournament testing regime for the upcoming Guinness Six Nations. He is not displaying any symptoms.’ read a statement from the RFU.
‘Head coach Eddie Jones and Simon Amor have been identified as contacts and will also isolate for a 10-day period, in accordance with government guidelines.’
The England squad was set to be announced this Friday with players set to meet at St. George’s Park on Wednesday 27th January.
Following further negative tests, Jones and Amor will join up with the group on Thursday 28 January, in line with government regulation.
Sir Ian McGeechan selects his 28-man England Six Nations squad
- Elliot Daly (Saracens)
- Jonny May (Gloucester)
- Anthony Watson (Bath RFC)
- Max Malins (Bristol Bears)
- Joe Marchant (Harlequins)
- Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors)
- Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)