Simon Mannix

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Simon Mannix
Birth name Simon James Mannix
Date of birth (1971-08-10) 10 August 1971 (age 46)
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
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990–96
1996
1997–98
1998–2001
Wellington Lions
Wellington Hurricanes
Sale Sharks
Gloucester
83
5
10
53
(648)
(6)
(48)
(540)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994 New Zealand 1 (0)
Teams coached
Years Team
2007–11
2012–14
2014–
Racing 92
Munster
Pau

Simon James Mannix (born 10 August 1971 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand)[1] is a former rugby union footballer who now serves as head coach of Pau in the Top 14 having previously worked as backs coach for Munster and Racing Metro.[2] Mannix played one test for the All Blacks against France in 1994. He was educated at St Patrick's College, Silverstream.

Playing career[edit]

Mannix played for Wellington, and Wellington Hurricanes in his native New Zealand. Later in his playing career, he moved to Europe and played for Sale Sharks, Gloucester Rugby and Racing Métro 92.[3] He made eight appearances, including one test match, for New Zealand between 1990 and 1994.

Coaching[edit]

Mannix 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 head coach Rob Penney [4] He was appointed head coach of Pau, then in the Pro D2, for the start of the 2014-2015 season. He went on to top the Pro D2 in his first season, earning the team promotion to the Top 14.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Simon Mannix player profile ESPN Scrum.com
  2. ^ http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3825_7786906,00.html
  3. ^ "French rugby in rude health". Scrum.com. 29 December 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mannix set to coach the Munster backs". eveningecho.ie. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 

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