Munster announced today that former All Black Simon Mannix will take up the role of Backs Coach on a two year contract.
The former Hurricanes out-half had playing spells with Sale and Gloucester before moving to France where he has been Backs Coach at Racing Metro for five seasons up to Dec 2011.
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.