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Munster Role For Mannix

Munster Role For Mannix

Munster announced today that former All Black Simon Mannix will take up the role of the province’s backs coach on a two-year contract.

Simon Mannix, the former Hurricanes out-half, had playing spells with Sale Sharks and Gloucester before moving to France where he has been backs coach at Racing Metro 92 for five seasons up to December 2011.

A member of the New zealand squad for three seasons prior to his move to England, he won his first and only Test cap against France in Christchurch back in 1994.

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Commenting on the appointment, Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said: “We are delighted that Simon has agreed terms and believe his playing experience in two Hemispheres plus his coaching experience at the top level in France will complement the recent appointment of Rob Penney and existing position of Anthony Foley.”

Mannix is expected to be in place for pre-season training which commences in late June, subject to him securing a work permit.