Rugby Australia has announced that Scott Wisemantel will join Dave Rennie’s backroom staff as the Wallabies attack coach on a four-year deal.
The 49-year-old returns to Australia after helping guide England to the World Cup final in Japan last month.
Wisemantel has a proven international pedigree. He previously served as skills coach for the Wallabies from 2004 to 2008, added to his experience with the Manu Samoa and Japan national teams on top of his achievements under Eddie Jones working with England over the past 18 months.
Welcome to the team!
Scott Wisemantel joins the Qantas #Wallabies as assistant to Dave Rennie on a four-year deal.
— Wallabies (@wallabies) December 12, 2019
‘I’m really looking forward to returning home to Australia after ten years and for the opportunity to work alongside Dave Rennie,’ the former rugby league player said.
‘I’ve learned a few things from working with various programmes around the world and it’s given me another perspective on how to view the game as an attack coach. Historically, the Wallabies have been innovative in how they play the game and how they attack, so I want to bring that to the table.
‘There’s a good group of players with some exciting talent coming through, which will create competition for spots among the current crop. I’m looking forward to get stuck into it and visiting the Super Rugby teams early in the new year, seeing how I can learn off them and prepare for a really important 2020 season.’
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