Munster target David Wessels to join Melbourne Rebels.
The search for the next Munster director of rugby continues as one of the main contenders for the post – David Wessels – will now take the top job with the Melbourne Rebels in Super Rugby next season.
— Melbourne Rebels (@MelbourneRebels) September 28, 2017
The South African was hotly tipped to replace his compatriot Rassie Erasmus but he instead decided to remain in Australia with the Rebels.
His previous side the Western Force were disbanded this year as part of the same Super Rugby cull that saw the Kings and Cheetahs join the Pro14.
Speaking to The Australian newspaper Wessels today confirmed the news of his new appointment.
“My dream has always been to coach professional rugby and it’s Australian rugby that’s given me that opportunity,” Wessels said.
“From a loyalty perspective — and I know we haven’t had the greatest couple of months here in Perth with all the speculation about the Force — but the position I’m in, I owe it in large part to the people within Australian rugby.
— David Wessels (@DaveWessels) September 28, 2017