Tag Archive | Simon Zebo

The Long Zee-bye: Munster: 20 – Edinburgh: 16

The Long Zee-bye: Munster: 20 – Edinburgh: 16

After his final game in Cork, onto his final European home game and now the final Thomond Park game for Simon Zebo, thankfully it was not yet time for goodbye as Munster are through to the semi in Dublin in 2 weeks.  On a sunny bank holiday weekend, some supporters had other plans including Ed […]

Regrets, we have a few: Racing 92: 27 – Munster: 22

Regrets, we have a few: Racing 92: 27 – Munster: 22

A poor start; inaccurate execution at key moments; the inability to convert pressure, territory and possession into points; a missed opportunity to make history.  Yes we have a few regrets but I am also proud of the team for getting to the last four for the second year in a row.  They fought till the bitter end and […]

Swept Away: Munster: 48 – Castres: 3

Swept Away: Munster: 48 – Castres: 3

As thoroughly as the ground staff swept away the surface water and forked the pitch to aid drainage, the team did likewise to the challenge posed by Castres in the final pool game.  It took a while to break them down but the intent was visible from the off with the linespeed and workrate of the team.  Fair […]

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 […]