Scott Wisemantel is back from England, where her served as the attack coach for Eddie Jones during a tour of South Africa and the 2019 Rugby World Cup, will take a role with new Wallabies’ coach Dave Rennie’s staff.
All is forgiven mate. Welcome home.
Jones is an Aussie, too, hailing from Tasmania, but we hope that one day the blinkers will be removed and he will come back where he belongs.
Jones coached the Wallabies 2001 – 2005, so he had a warm sendoff for Wisemantel.
“Whatever role he takes on next, I know he will do an outstanding job, because he was fantastic for us. We will miss him, but we wish him all the best, and his family.”
It has yet to be made official that Wisemantel will join Rennie, but Rennie had indicated that he wants his staff to be highly representative of Australia.
Wisemantel played for Parramatta from 1988 – 1992. He spent 1992 – 1999 with union club Eastwood.
He also worked under Jones for Japan in 2015, so his playing and coaching experience speaks for itself.
The Sydney Morning Herald considers it a foregone conclusion that Wisemantel will join Rennie and Wisemantel’s role in assisting England to beat New Zealand at the World Cup is worth two feathers in his cap, possibly three.
The appointment of Rennie to helm the Wallabies was not universally applauded, but none other than All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens has said that Rennie is the best man to replace Michael Cheika.
If a Kiwi management group can do for Australia what it did for Japan…
At any rate, a new era is dawning for the Wallabies and Wisemantel will have the opportunity to work his magic with true footballers once again.
Rennie has gone on record saying that he expects nothing less than instant results when he takes over in the middle of 2020.
Wallabies Rugby supporters will have to wait until June to see what the new regime can produce. Ireland is coming in early June. The Bledisloe Cup is next, so Rennie and Wisemantel, if he joins Australia, will receive a stern trial by fire right from the jump.