Scott Wisemantel joins coaching staff for South Africa tour

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England Rugby has announced Scott Wisemantel will join up with the squad for their tour to South Africa as an attack consultant.

The role under head coach Eddie Jones will only be for England’s three-Test series in June. The 48-year-old Australian was recently backs coach for Top 14 club Montpellier working with Jake White.

As a coach Wisemantel has been involved in two Rugby World Cups, one with Jones’ Japan in 2015 and on Samoa’s 2011 campaign in New Zealand where he worked as a specialist coach. The former rugby league and rugby player has coached at clubs in Japan and France and held a number of roles with the Wallabies, NSW Warratahs and Australian U19s.

As a player Wisemantel spent five years at the NRL side Parramatta Eels before switching codes in the early nineties to play for Eastwood Rugby Club in Sydney

“He’s a very good coach, he coached with me with the Wallabies and with Japan,” said Jones.

“He has done Super Rugby with the Waratahs, coached successfully in Europe with Lyon and Montpellier, has a wealth of experience, great energy and I think he’ll just add a little bit for this tour.

“I talk to him all of the time, we’re constantly in dialogue – whenever he’s available I want to use him.”

Sam Vesty and Glen Ella have fulfilled similar roles during England’s recent tours of Argentina (2017) and Australia (2016).

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