13 Dec, 10:47
Donnacha Ryan is one of four players drafted into Rob Penney's side for tomorrow's crucial Heineken Cup clash against Perpignan (ko 3:40pm Irish time).
A member of the All Blacks squad for three seasons prior to his move to England, he won his full cap against France at Christchurch, Jun 26, 1994.
Commenting on the appointment 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."
Mannix is expected to be in place for pre-season training that commences late June, subject to him securing a work permit.