Speaking in an interview with the BBC, Botham said: “I’m supporting Wales, of course I am. What grandfather wouldn’t? That’s the question I would put to people.
“And more importantly, I think England can be taken. I think Wales can take them at this moment in time because England don’t look a happy camp to me, looking from the outside in.”
England have made a shaky start to this season’s Six Nations, losing their opening match to Scotland.
But they bounced back to beat Italy the following week and Proudfoot insists they are a happy camp as they head to Cardiff this weekend.
“Strange how someone can look inside the Lensbury bubble and know how happy we are,” said Proudfoot.
“We’re extremely happy. I haven’t experienced in these times how dynamic this environment is, there’s continual stimulation, ways of people interacting to create that feeling of a team environment, the buzz that isolation tries to keep us away from each other.
“What people mustn’t underestimate is that this is a competitive competition, you learn in defeats what you learn in victories, it doesn’t make it an unhappy camp.
“This is a camp where you learn, you learn to bring your best every moment of the day, we all do that.
“Scotland were competitive against us, we were more dominant and a lot more together in the Italian game, I expect an improvement this week. I don’t think we’re an unhappy camp, I think we’re a very determined camp.”
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