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Simon Zebo
Simon Zebo
DOB16th Mar 1990
Birthplace
Height1.83 m (6' 0")
Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
PositionWing
HonoursIreland / Lions
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Simon ZEBO
Ireland Caps: 6 (3-0-3)
Ireland Points: 10 (2t)
Ireland Debut: v New Zealand 2012

British & Irish Lions: First Tour
Lions Debut: v Waratahs, 15/06/2013
Test Record v Australia: 0

Simon Zebo was called-up to the 2013 British & Irish Linos squad to act as cover for the injured Tommy Bowe after the Ulster wing broke a bone in his hand in the win over Queensland Reds, Zebo was in Houston with the Ireland team at the time and travelled to Australia the morning after helping Ireland beat the USA. He is the son of a French athlete so it should probably come as no surprise that he’s made his name as a speed merchant with more than a bit of flair.

Zebo’s father hailed from Martinique (an offshore region of France) but despite being a fluent French speaker himself, it’s the city of Cork he calls home and it’s his performances for Munster that earned him a first Irish cap against New Zealand last summer.

He's a product of the Munster Academy and made his first start for the province as an academy player. After one year in the academy he secured a full contract at the start of the 2011/12 season and made his Heineken Cup debut that same season. A regular starter in the first team since then, he scored a hat-trick of tries in the final Heineken Cup pool game against Northampton Saints and ended the 2011/12 season as Munster’s leading try scorer (12).

International honours quickly followed and he marked his first appearance in an Ireland senior jersey with a try against the Barbarians at Kingsholm in May, 2012. He was then included in the Ireland tour squad for the three Test trip to New Zealand last June and played in the opening Test in Auckland.

His RBS 6 Nations debut came in Cardiff in February when he produced one of the moments of the tournament when he back-heeled Jamie Heaslip’s pass into his own hands before sending Cian Healy over in the corner for a magnificent try in the win over eventual champions Wales..

A try of his own in the same match meant it was a 6 Nations debut to remember, but his happiness was short lived when he broke a bone in his foot in Ireland’s second match of the tournament against England which forced him to miss 10 weeks of action. He signed a new three-year deal with Munster in January.
 

 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
15/06/2013
NSW Waratahs








18/06/2013
Brumbies








25/06/2013
Melbourne Rebels








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