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Zebo Commits To Munster With New Two-Year Deal

Zebo Commits To Munster With New Two-Year Deal

Munster Rugby and the IRFU can today confirm that Simon Zebo has signed a two=year deal that will see him remain with the province until at least June 2018.

Simon Zebo is the latest of an international trio to commit their future to Munster with fellow backs Keith Earls and Conor Murray already putting pen to paper last week.
To date the 25-year-old winger/fullback has made 96 Munster appearances, the first of which came as a sub-Academy player against Connacht at the Sportsground in April 2010.

After one year in the full Munster Academy programme, Zebo secured a senior contract at the beginning of the 2011/12 season and made his European debut against the Scarlets in Llanelli in December 2011.
A month later, he famously scored a hat-trick of tries away to Northampton Saints as Munster booked a place in the 2012 Heineken Cup quarter-finals.

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Since then, Zebo has become the province’s leading try scorer for the past four seasons, the record league try scorer and the joint all-time try scorer with his most recent try against Stade Francais at Thomond Park seeing him equal Anthony Horgan’s record of 41 tries.
On the international front, the Corkman has won 21 Ireland caps, scoring seven tries, and was a tourist with the British & Irish Lions in Australia in 2013. In making his Ireland debut against New Zealand in Eden Park in June 2012, more recently Zebo started in four of the five games during Ireland’s successful RBS 6 Nations title defence in 2015 and made three appearances at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Munster head coach Anthony Foley said: “It’s great to have even more good news on the contract front today. Simon’s record speaks for itself and keeping a player with his experience and versatility is key to our plans going forward, so we’re delighted that he has committed his future to Munster.”