Two coaches join Eddie Jones team for World Cup preparation | Ruck

Two coaches join Eddie Jones team for World Cup preparation

John Mitchell has been appointed as England’s new defence coach until the end of Rugby World Cup 2019 while Scott Wisemantel will continue his role as attack coach. 

Mitchell will leave his executive of rugby role at the South African Super Rugby side, the Bulls, to join the England set up in September ahead of November’s Quilter Internationals.

The 54-year-old is a vastly-experienced coach and former player. The New Zealander was an England assistant coach between 1997 and 2000 under Sir Clive Woodward for 33 Tests and has coached domestically in the Premiership at both Wasps – reaching the European Cup quarter-final – and Sale Sharks.

Meanwhile, Wisemantel will continue in his role as an attack consultant, having initially taken up the position for their summer tour to South Africa.

The 48-year-old Australian was recently backs coach for Top 14 club Montpellier working with former South Africa coach Jake White.

Jones added: “We are really pleased to have Scott back for the Quilter Internationals as we continue to develop our attack. He did a great job with us in South Africa in June.”

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