|Birth name||Simon James Mannix|
|Date of birth||10 August 1971|
|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|
Simon James Mannix (born 10 August 1971 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand) 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. Mannix played one test for the All Blacks against France in 1994. He was educated at St Patrick's College, Silverstream.
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. He made eight appearances, including one test match, for New Zealand between 1990 and 1994.
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  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.
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