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Zebo ready to bounce back

Zebo ready to bounce back

While British & Irish Lion Simon Zebo admits he was disappointed to be left out of Ireland’s final game against Scotland, the winger insists he is pleased with his overall contribution to the international side.

While British & Irish Lion Simon Zebo admits he was disappointed to be left out of Ireland’s final game against Scotland, the winger insists he is pleased with his overall contribution to the international side.

The 25-year-old started the first four Ireland games in 2015 before he was overlooked in favour of the returning Luke Fitzgerald for the final clash at BT Murrayfield.

But after seeing his teammates secure a second consecutive title with an impressive 40-10 victory over Scotland, Zebo admits he has no issue with head coach Joe Schmidt’s decision.

And the Munster flyer believes he made a telling contribution in crucial victories over Italy, France and England to set Ireland on their way to the RBS 6 Nations crown.

“It did hurt, I suppose. You can’t really say anything to the coaches, it is their decision,” Zebo told the Irish Examiner.

“I just thought I did everything that was asked of me. It wasn’t a tournament where I got loads of ball or got massive opportunities going forward. It doesn’t really bother me personally, because we won the championship and that is the main thing.

“I was happy with how I went. I was doing the basics as I was asked to. That is all I can do.”

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