Irish rugby is enjoying a stellar season and nobody personifies this more than Simon Zebo. The Munster winger has been ever-present in Munster’s successful (so far) European campaign and has even cemented a place for himself in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland XV.
Ireland has produced countless stellar wingers down through the ages, who have tried and failed to topple the All Blacks. Zebo added that considerable scalp to his collection in November. Back in the red of Munster, he reached another milestone on Saturday.
The Irish province downed Racing Metro 32-7 in Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris. Such a win had obvious importance for the team, given this was a game postponed due to Anthony Foley’s untimely death in October. Once he had crossed for the first try however, the game held even more significance for Simon Zebo.
The try brought up his 50th for the side, and makes him the first player ever to dot down 50 times for the province. A remarkable achievement for the 26-year-old. Indeed, it’s one Munster Rugby have decided to commemorate with a suitably rousing video.
Pace, strength and finishing ability, it’s all exhibited on a regular basis by the Corkman. Indeed, come Summer 2017, such abilities may see him trade the red of Munster for red of a different hue, as the Lions head down Under.
Zebo testing his credentials against Julian Savea and Co. once more; now that is a prospect with savoring.