Tag Archive | Simon Zebo

D-Day: Munster: 23 – Ospreys: 3

D-Day: Munster: 23 – Ospreys: 3

One more day out secured, a date with destiny in this most remarkable, emotional rollercoaster ride of a season.  A certain symmetry to end the Pro12 season as it began, facing the Scarlets.  That opening game and the manner of victory gave us plenty of hope.  Thirty two games later one of the few defeats since […]

Eye on the Prize: Benetton Treviso: 14 – Munster: 34

Eye on the Prize: Benetton Treviso: 14 – Munster: 34

Twenty one league games later, Munster’s consistency and ability to close out tight games has been rewarded with a home semi-final.  With just three losses – away to Leinster plus at home to Cardiff and Scarlets – to have secured a home semi-final before the final round of the league shows the progress made as the team built on […]

Bienvenue and Welkom to our home! Munster: 22 –  Racing 92: 10

Bienvenue and Welkom to our home! Munster: 22 – Racing 92: 10

Back in Thomond for our first visit of 2017 with a home quarter-final on the line and the return of Ronan O’Gara, it was fantastic to be at another sold out game!  The third Irish province to take on French opposition over the weekend, would we be the first to win or would the gruelling run of three […]

Above & Beyond: Racing 92: 7 – Munster: 32

Above & Beyond: Racing 92: 7 – Munster: 32

  At the European Cup launch Rassie Erasmus said: “When you look at the pool, you look for the easy games and when you look at this group you quickly realise that you are the easy game. We have to change that perception.” Little did I think when I quoted that last October how events would unfold or […]

Season of Goodwill? Munster: 29 – Leinster: 17

Season of Goodwill? Munster: 29 – Leinster: 17

It was a very thoughtful and symbolic gesture by Leinster to wear the red tee shirts with #8 on the back and AF on the front during their warm-up, as they had done for their second-round European Cup game, and it was appreciated.  Their gesture did not stop repeated calls to “give them nothing” as the clock ticked […]

The Fear Factor is Back!  Munster: 38 – Leicester: 0

The Fear Factor is Back! Munster: 38 – Leicester: 0

It felt like the good ol’ days, an English premiership team rolling into Thomond Park with confidence and being bowled over by the Thomond Park factor. Leicester had been the most successful visiting team throughout our European history, winning both their previous visits. Maybe that was a factor sub-consciously for them or did Munster find […]

United, in Grief and Pride: Munster: 38 – Glasgow: 17

United, in Grief and Pride: Munster: 38 – Glasgow: 17

Since the shocking news last Sunday, once confirmed the game on Saturday would proceed, it became a focal point for the team and supporters to come together to pay our respects to the late, great Anthony Foley. The players wanted to do him justice on the pitch while the Red Army wanted to play their […]