Matt Proudfoot

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 England’s dismal Six Nations and the performance of head coach Eddie Jones will be subject to a “brutally honest analysis”, according to the English Rugby Football Union. File photograph: PA

Eddie Jones’s future as England’s head coach will be decided within the next three weeks but the English Rugby Football Union insists it will not “ove(...)

 Billy Vunipola, Owen Farrell and Tom Curry celebrate England’s victory over France. Photograph: Getty Images

Nobody expected Matt Proudfoot’s answer to a question about Tom Curry’s potential to include the magic word: McCaw. But it did. The England forwards (...)

England have added props Kyle Sinckler and Mako Vunipola to their squad for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Italy. Photograph: PA

Mako Vunipola has declared himself ready to answer England’s call as Eddie Jones considers throwing another of his rusty Saracens contingent in at the(...)

England’s Owen Farrell lifts the trophy  after beating France in the   Autumn Nations Cup at Twickenham. Photograph: Craig Mercer/Inpho

What verbal grenades is England head coach Eddie Jones priming? Jones is due to hold forth on the merits of the Large Hadron Collider and whether the(...)

 England head coach Eddie Jones and scrum coach Matt Proudfoot. Photograph: PA

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

The Ireland 10 Ross Byrne needs to have one eye on “the plan” and the other on what his gut tells him. Keep the forwards on the front foot and build pressure on the scoreboard. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell said he learned a lot about the players who played at Twickenham for the first time. Some of them became men, he said. Great to hear – a(...)

Eddie Jones and his coaching staff look on during England’s win over Ireland. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

The gap is widening between England and Ireland on the field but, far more worryingly, in terms of the expertise off it. Eddie Jones boasts assistant(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

Quinn Roux in action during Ireland’s training session at the  IRFU High Performance Centre in Abbotstown on Wednesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The “soft” remark made about Ireland by Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus has the potential to reappear before every major Test match. There are n(...)

George Ford has won his fitness battle after England declared him ready to face Ireland in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash at Twickenham. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

George Ford has won his fitness battle after England declared him ready to face Ireland in Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup clash at Twickenham. Ford mi(...)

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