Simon Mannix

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Simon Mannix
Personal information
Full name Simon James Mannix
Date of birth (1971-08-10) 10 August 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg)
School St. Patrick's College, Silverstream
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
Wellington Lions
Wellington Hurricanes
Sale Sharks
Gloucester Rugby
83 (648)
5 (6)
10 (48)
53 (540)
Representative teams
1994 New Zealand 1 (0)
Professional clubs coached
Racing Métro 92
Section Paloise
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

Simon James Mannix (born 10 August 1971 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand)[1] is a former rugby union footballer who now serves as backs coach for Munster.[2] Mannix played one test for the All Blacks against France in 1994. He was educated at St Patrick's College, Silverstream.



As a player he played for Wellington, Wellington Hurricanes, Sale Sharks, Gloucester Rugby and Racing Métro 92.[3] He made eight appearances, including one test match, for New Zealand between 1991 and 1994.


He was Backs coach for Racing Metro from 2006 until December 2011, when he was dismissed. He was part of the management team that gained the club promotion to the Top 14 in 2009. In 2012 Mannix was appointed backs coach of Munster on a two-year contract from the 2012-13 season under new head coach Rob Penney [4]


  1. ^ Simon Mannix player profile ESPN
  2. ^,25883,3825_7786906,00.html
  3. ^ "French rugby in rude health". 29 December 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mannix set to coach the Munster backs". 30 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 

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