Tag Archive | Simon Zebo

Half time: Munster 5: Leicester 0 (or in the more standard format 33-10)

Half time: Munster 5: Leicester 0 (or in the more standard format 33-10)

“Until you hear the bell, the final bell” indeed!  Munster were not content for the visitors to claim a consolation score at the death and defended their line as if the result was still in doubt.  Penalties were conceded but it was a statement of intent.  It was important not to let the momentum shift at […]

Through the Lens: Munster: 49 – Dragons: 6

Sounds like I missed a cracker as I tuned into the 2 Lens on Limericks Live95FM for coverage of the game from my hotel room in Iceland. The northern lights may not have made an appearance but the southern stars sure left everyone with a smile on their face heading into the break for the […]

Fatigue? Connacht: 20 – Munster: 16

Fatigue? Connacht: 20 – Munster: 16

The great expectations for this game arising from the strong team announced the previous day seemed to be justified in the opening minutes as Munster started strongly on a dry night in Galway.  Connacht could not get out of their own 22.  Bundee Aki won a turnover but shortly after a knock-on handed the advantage back to Munster.  From […]

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 […]