Attack coach Scott Wisemantel makes England exit

Scott Wisemantel (right) joined England in 2018
Scott Wisemantel (right) joined England in 2018
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England's attack coach Scott Wisemantel has announced his exit from his role ahead of the upcoming Six Nations tournament.

Wisemantel started his coaching career with Japan's Toyota Verblitz in 1999 and has worked with AS Montferrand, New South Wales Waratahs, Lyon and Montpellier in the past. He has also been skills coach of Australia between 2004 and 2007 and was appointed interim Japan head coach in 2013 and was assistant to Eddie Jones during the 2015 World Cup.

The 49-year-old rejoined Jones in England in 2018 as an attack consultant and his contract was extended until the recently concluded World Cup in Japan where the red rose team finished runners up.

"Scott's contract finished at the end of the Rugby World Cup and we had some discussions but he has decided to move on," Jones said of his compatriot.

"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."

Scrum coach Neal Hatley has already left the role with England to join Bath while forwards coach Steve Borthwick is expected to join Leicester Tigers after the Six Nations tournament.

Head coach Jones recently signed a contract extension with the Rugby Football Union until summer 2021 along with defence coach John Mitchell.

England will begin their Six Nations campaign on 2nd February when they lock horns with France in Paris.

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