The Rebels have identified Cape Town-born Dave Wessels as a potential head coach replacement for Tony McGahan.
The Rebels parted ways with McGahan at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season.
CEO Baden Stephenson confirmed the Melbourne-based franchise will start interviewing shortlisted candidates in the next seven to 10 days, but emphasised that Wessels was their first-choice candidate.
‘If Dave became available, we would certainly be keen to have a conversation with him. He has done a great job in Western Australia and is highly respected in Australian rugby.’
They have previously expressed interest in securing Wessels’ services, but the South African turned them down.
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