It is not breaking news, but England have announced some changes to their coaching team for the upcoming Six Nations.

Former Springbok and Stormers forward coach Matt Proudfoot has been confirmed as one of Eddie Jones new assistant coaches.

With that England Rugby also announced that Simon Amor will come in as attacking coach after Wisemantel moved on to the Wallabies.

John Micthell will continue in his role as defence coach while Borthwick moves form forward coach to skills coach.

Eddie Jones said after the World Cup that he is going to shape up his whole team, starting fresh with new faces that will form part of the group.

Jones sees the Six Nations as a fresh start after the disappointment of the World Cup Final and he is very happy to have Proudfoot in his team.

Jones believe the technical expertise Proudfoot brings will help England to be better and move on from 2019.

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  1. Great move by Eddie – and Boks will feel that for sure. Rumour is that Davids will come in as forward coach, which will be a massive step backwards for SA.

  2. @Bekke: nothing wrong with David’s, Proudfoot was never going to stay after his contract. Happy that he got a top job after Springboks and did not had to follow AC to Japan again.

    Rassie is a great believer in using consultants when required and does not matter when they announce Jacques as new coach, Rassie will still coach the Boks

    People tend to look at David’s from a Kings winning perspective.

    Rassie identified Davids when he was at Border so I have absolutely no issue because I do trust Rassie in everything.

  3. Funny thing is everyone tells me how great Eddie is who by the way played first class as a hooker but he surround him with coaches like Matt, Micthell and England sevens coach, is he doubting his ability to coach ?

  4. @Jacques Nortier: That is actually a good sign of a good coach – or any manager actually. A poor or insecure manager will surround yourself with yes-men or people that you can bully and will not threaten your insecure position. It shows that Eddie is quite mature and also provides an excellent succession plan.
    May I remind you who advised SARU to appoint one Allistar Coetzee? The same Ras-man (and he even admitted it on the end of year interviews). The same man that thought ex-frog Pieter de Villiers is a topline forwards coach. Or that Franco is a backline coach. So do I trust Rassie’s coaching style? Absolutely. Do I trust his ability to judge coaching character? No farken way.

  5. Eddie surround him with idiots frankly, Micth have proven fokol and Springboks made a joke of his defence

    Eddie is a good manager and have limitations in coaching, I have read his book and you will see right through his career he depends on players and others for success.

    Will I appoint Eddie as my coach hell yes will I allow him to pick his own backroom staff Hell no

  6. On Rassie You got it all wrong, Franco was not his appointment, he left like slapgat Venter. Proudfoot had a contract and said he is going nowhere and PDV decided there can not be two.

    AC had no support and if Rassie was Director of Rugby we might have seen a different story.

    Sticks, Jacques – all Rassie men.

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