RFU Statement: Three coaches leave England with immediate effect - Ruck

RFU Statement: Three coaches leave England with immediate effect

Matt Proudfoot’s tenure as England senior men’s forwards coach has come to an end.

Proudfoot has agreed to step down after three years under former senior men’s head coach Eddie Jones. 

Director of performance rugby Conor O’Shea paid tribute to Proudfoot.

“We are very grateful to Matt for all he has done for England and wish him every success in his next career move,” he said.

South Africa’s RWC winning assistant coach in 2019, was appointed as forwards coach for the 2020 Six Nations.

Born in Klerksdorp, he won four Scotland caps as a prop from 1998/2003 and also played for Northern Transvaal, Melrose, Edinburgh, Glasgow Warriors, the Leopards and the Blue Bulls.

A scrum specialist, he worked with the Stormers, Western Province and Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers in Japan before joining the South Africa coaching team as an assistant in 2016

Proudfoot added: “It has been a privilege to be part of the team for the last three years.”

The RFU also confirmed Brett Hodgson and Danny Kerry will be leaving the England team at the end of December.

Telegraph Top 30 male players in the UK:

30 Robert Baloucoune (Ulster/Ireland)

29 Jac Morgan (Ospreys/Wales)

28 Kyle Sinckler (Bristol/England)

27 Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors/Scotland)

26 Henry Slade (Exeter/England)


25 Tommy Reffell (Leicester/Wales)

24 Theo McFarland (Saracens/Samoa)

23 Jasper Wiese (Leicester/South Africa)

22 Henry Arundell (London Irish/England)

21 Hamish Watson (Edinburgh/Scotland)

Final whistle celebrations for Scott Steele of Scotland and Hamish Watson of Scotland during the Six Nations Championship, 127th Calcutta Cup match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on January 6 2021. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK