England scrum coach backs ‘Fight Club’ to tackle South Africa’s ‘Bomb Squad’


  • Matt Proudfoot worked under Rassie Erasmus at 2019 World Cup
  • ‘I’ve got confidence in any front-rowers we pick,’ says Proudfoot

The coach who guided South Africa’s “Bomb Squad” to World Cup glory is urging his self-styled “Fight Club” of English front-row forwards to make a name for themselves at Twickenham this weekend by confronting the formidable Springbok scrummaging challenge head on.

With memories of the last meeting between the sides in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final still fresh, Matt Proudfoot, now the England scrum coach, says the untimely absence of the experienced Jamie George and Ellis Genge can be overcome on Saturday if their replacements have the right mindset and throw themselves fully into the battle against opponents who place significant reliance on their powerful scrum.

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Written by Robert Kitson
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