Matt Proudfoot leaves England's forward coach role

Steve Borthwick was appointed England coach last month
Steve Borthwick was appointed England coach last month

The Rugby Football Union has confirmed that Matt Proudfoot has left his role as forwards coach with immediate effect.

His decision follows after the England board sacked Eddie Jones as head coach last month and Steve Borthwick was appointed as his replacement.

Apart from Proudfoot, defence coach Brett Hodgson and training co-ordinator Danny Kerry have also left their roles.

Proudfoot took on the forwards coach role in January 2020 after Neal Hatley's departure to Bath and had was part of South Africa's coaching panel during the 2019 Rugby World Cup triumph.

He also had worked with Kobelco Steelers, Stormers, Western Province and North-West University.

"We are very grateful to Matt for all he has done for England and wish him every success in his next career move," RFU executive director of performance rugby Conor O'Shea said.

England will kick-start their Six Nations campaign with a clash against Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on 4th February.