From his previous academy roles Rob is a strong believer in developing young talent and believes Munster have the right mix going forward.
"There are a number of quality young men coming through which is important for the growth of the game in the province, and in Ireland. I love to coach, being able to see the growth and development of young men, and hopefully watch them achieve their goals and aspirations is what excites me."
"If I do a really good job here they should achieve their goals also."
Simon Mannix, on making the move from France, said he was privileged to be involved with Munster, "I'm part of a club that has a wonderful reputation with huge respect from around the world."