Huge Developments Regarding Munster’s Potential Rassie Erasmus Replacement

Back to the drawing board.

Dave Wessells, the man who was touted and believed to be in talks with Munster Rugby about replacing Rassie Erasmus has ruled himself out of contention for the soon to be vacant post after agreeing a deal to join the Melbourne Rebels.

The Limerick Leader are reporting that Wessels was indeed interviewed about the role at Munster. However, he has opted to take over at at the Australian Super Rugby side instead.

The same newspaper is reporting that despite this, Munster are still expected to announce their new boss in the next two weeks. In an interview with newspaper The Australian, Wessels revealed that he is staying in Australia because it’s the country that first gave him his chance.

“My dream has always been to coach professional rugby and it’s Australian rugby that’s given me that opportunity,” Wessels told The Australian
“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.
“A lot of the (Force) staff and players will now have the opportunity to come with us to Melbourne and I feel that if I turned my back on Australia now, I would live the rest of my life wondering where it could have ended up.”

Who Munster will no turn their attention to remains to be seen.

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