New England attack consultant Scott Wisemantel wants to breathe new life into Eddie Jones’ side after being brought in ahead of the Test series in South Africa.
The 48-year-old Australian previously worked with the Red Rose head coach when he was in charge of the Wallabies and during the 2015 Rugby World Cup with Japan.
He began his five-week contract with England at their Brighton training camp a fortnight ago and will go on the three-Test tour of South Africa during June.
The tourists have never won a series on Springboks’ soil and will look to bounce back from their fifth-place finish in their disappointing 2018 NatWest 6 Nations campaign.
Asked about how the opportunity to work with England came about, Wisemantel said: “It was adding a bit of detail around the attack and adding some new and fresh ideas.
“That’s how the conversation started and then Eddie said would I like to come up to England for five weeks, do the tour to South Africa and probably his biggest selling point was that England have never won a series in South Africa – for me that was a bit of a challenge.
“It’s like any team in the world, once you have success with something teams defend it and nullify it and then you have to evolve and that’s part of my role here, to adapt.”
England have won both of their summer tours under the reign of Jones, completing a series whitewash of Australia in 2016 before beating Argentina last year.
Wisemantel insists he is not afraid to challenge Jones over his tactics and believes the way that their relationship works is one of their key strengths.
“It’s not easy but that’s a real relationship, isn’t it?” he added.
“If I disagree then we have the debate and vice-versa and it’s good because it’s good for your growth, for the team’s growth and it challenges everything to make it the best programme it can possibly be.
“It’s a strength of our relationship and it is something I respect him immensely for, the fact that he will pick the eyes out of your programme, and then question why you’re doing things and then vice-versa if I disagree with something we’re trying to do.
“That is one of Eddie’s great strengths that we can have the debate, have the argument and then once it is done, it’s done and we move on.”