Matt Proudfoot (born 30 January 1972) is a South African born former Scottish international rugby union player who played for Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby. He is now an assistant coach with South Africa.
|Birth name||Matthew Craig Proudfoot|
|Date of birth||30 January 1972|
|Place of birth||Klerksdorp, South Africa|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||126 kg (19 st 12 lb)|
|School||Potchefstroom High School for Boys|
|Spouse||Vanes-Mari Proudfoot (Du Toit)|
|Rugby union career|
Rugby Union CareerEdit
Educated at Potchefstroom High School for Boys, Proudfoot turned out in the Vodacom Cup and later Currie Cup for the Leopards (rugby team) after which he moved to Scotland to play for Melrose.[failed verification]
Proudfoot then represented Edinburgh Rugby. He won 3 international caps while with Edinburgh, before returning to South Africa.
Injury forced him into semi-retirement but he still played for the Leopards and the Blue Bulls. Glasgow Warriors coach Hugh Campbell persuaded him to return to full-time Scottish professional rugby.
He qualified for Scotland through his Dumfries grandfather.
On 17 May 2016 it was announced that Proudfoot would be leaving Kobelco Steelers to become an assistant coach with the South Africa national rugby union team where he contributed to the Springboks winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
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- "Proudfoot joins Springbok coaching staff". Planetrugby.com.