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England's Eddie Jones self-isolating after coach tests positive for COVID-19

England's Eddie Jones self-isolating after coach tests positive for COVID-19”

Proudfoot, the former Springbok forwards coach, is not displaying any symptoms.

England kick off their title defence at home to Scotland on Saturday, February 6.

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, meanwhile, is not displaying any symptoms following his positive test but it remains unclear when he will link in with the England squad.

England rugby coach Eddie Jones is isolating after being in contact with one of his assistants who has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team said Wednesday in a blow to its preparations for the Six Nations tournament.

Unless the outbreak spreads, England should face minimal complications ahead of the Calcutta Cup showdown at Twickenham due to the timing of Proudfoot's positive test.

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Ryles and his family decided against relocating from Australia to London this month because of the British lockdown in response to the coronavirus, with new arrivals from Down Under also having to quarantine for 10 days.

Previously, Jones was told that he must pick a squad of 28 players rather than his customary 33-35 for the Six Nations to lessen the transmission risk of Covid-19, reducing his selection options.

England's pre-tournament screening returned Proudfoot's positive test and though Jones and attack coach Simon Amor returned negative test results, they were identified as close contacts, forcing the period of self isolation on them as well.

Former Australia rugby league global Ryles joined England on a permanent basis during the successful Autumn Nations Cup campaign late last year having previously worked under Jones as a defence consultant.

Robinson, 27, is a left-field appointment who works as an assistant at Greene King IPA Championship side Jersey Reds. "We understand and support Jason's decision and are expecting that he will be back with us this summer".



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