Tag Archive | Simon Zebo

Blow it up ref: Castres: 17 – Munster: 17

Blow it up ref: Castres: 17 – Munster: 17

The referee had too much occasion to blow his whistle.  Similar to the previous game the penalty count against Munster was high in the first half including a yellow card for Conor Murray in the 5th minute.  Eleven penalties were conceded in total.  I’ve heard a draw being described as “like kissing your sister” but it is better than a […]

The A – Z of winging it: Munster: 51 – Toyota Cheetahs: 18

The A – Z of winging it: Munster: 51 – Toyota Cheetahs: 18

Move over Zebo, there is a new kid in town! On his 10th senior appearance Alex Wootton became the first Munster player to score four tries in a single game since Mike Mullins (who accomplished that feat back in 2001 according to Stu Farmer on Twitter).  Of course Simon Zebo remains Munster’s top try scorer, […]

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 […]