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Munster snap up Mannix as backs coach
The former All Black has agreed a two-year deal to join Munster.

MUNSTER HAVE APPOINTED the former All Black Simon Mannix as the province’s new backs coach.

Mannix, who spent five seasons as the backs coach with Racing Metro in France’s Top 14, agreed a two-year deal to join head coach Rob Penney and forwards coach Anthony Foley in the Thomond Park backroom.

The 40-year-old is expected to join up with the team in late June, subject to securing a work permit.

Announcing the appointment this afternoon, Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said: ”We’re 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.”

The former Hurricanes out-half had spells with Sale and Gloucester before moving to the north of France where he stayed with Racing until December 2011.

He won his only full cap for the All Blacks in a summer test against France in June 1994.

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