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Postby bluemagic » May 22nd, 2018, 7:14 pm

Unfortunate news today in the 42.ie article about Zebo leaving Munster:

http://www.the42.ie/simon-zebo-interview-4027036-May2018/#comments

“I see myself coming back. I wouldn’t come back to play for Leinster, anyway."


What a disaster, where are we ever going to find an overweight fullback who throws glorious skip passes straight into touch, has the swagger of Carlos Spencer but with the running skills of an average pro 14 player....
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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby blockhead » May 22nd, 2018, 7:33 pm

bluemagic wrote:Unfortunate news today in the 42.ie article about Zebo leaving Munster:

http://www.the42.ie/simon-zebo-interview-4027036-May2018/#comments

“I see myself coming back. I wouldn’t come back to play for Leinster, anyway."


What a disaster, where are we ever going to find an overweight fullback who throws glorious skip passes straight into touch, has the swagger of Carlos Spencer but with the running skills of an average pro 14 player....


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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby kermischocolate » May 22nd, 2018, 7:43 pm

blockhead wrote:
bluemagic wrote:Unfortunate news today in the 42.ie article about Zebo leaving Munster:

http://www.the42.ie/simon-zebo-interview-4027036-May2018/#comments

“I see myself coming back. I wouldn’t come back to play for Leinster, anyway."


What a disaster, where are we ever going to find an overweight fullback who throws glorious skip passes straight into touch, has the swagger of Carlos Spencer but with the running skills of an average pro 14 player....


The RDS is no place for a show pony :wink:


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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby John23 » May 22nd, 2018, 8:03 pm

kermischocolate wrote:
blockhead wrote:
bluemagic wrote:Unfortunate news today in the 42.ie article about Zebo leaving Munster:

http://www.the42.ie/simon-zebo-interview-4027036-May2018/#comments

[quote]“I see myself coming back. I wouldn’t come back to play for Leinster, anyway."


What a disaster, where are we ever going to find an overweight fullback who throws glorious skip passes straight into touch, has the swagger of Carlos Spencer but with the running skills of an average pro 14 player....


The RDS is no place for a show pony :wink:


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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby ronk » May 22nd, 2018, 8:31 pm

Obligatory dig at someone else to try and make him look less of a mercenary. Classy.

He also had a dig at Schmidt around 6N time.

He’s a talented player but he’d have achieved a lot more if he was a team player.
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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby riocard911 » May 22nd, 2018, 8:38 pm

ronk wrote:Obligatory dig at someone else to try and make him look less of a mercenary. Classy.

He also had a dig at Schmidt around 6N time.

He’s a talented player but he’d have achieved a lot more if he was a team player.


+1 Zebo played his best rugby under the guidance of Joe Schmidt, something he prefers to ignore, it seems.
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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby deco » May 22nd, 2018, 8:40 pm

He doesn't deserve his own thread, chuck it in the SAMunster thread.
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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby curates_egg » May 22nd, 2018, 9:23 pm

deco wrote:He doesn't deserve his own thread, chuck it in the SAMunster thread.


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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby alanair » May 22nd, 2018, 11:00 pm

Arrogant Pratt ...as if we would want him .... :) :lol:
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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby neiliog93 » May 22nd, 2018, 11:34 pm

Ah lads, bit of an overreaction here. He was fairly magnanimous ('no bitterness or ill-feeling') just that he was surprised it was done so abruptly, which is the Schmidt way. Saying he'd like to come back 'but not for Leinster' is a little bit silly but if Madigan had said it about Munster we probably wouldn't have a problem with it.

He's a good player and will add more to Racing's depth, but he'll struggle to even make the bench for their big games. The other guys are just better than him at the moment.
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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby johng » May 22nd, 2018, 11:46 pm

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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby sunshiner1 » May 23rd, 2018, 2:05 am

by neiliog93 » May 22nd, 2018, 11:34 pm

Ah lads, bit of an overreaction here. He was fairly magnanimous ('no bitterness or ill-feeling') just that he was surprised it was done so abruptly, which is the Schmidt way. Saying he'd like to come back 'but not for Leinster' is a little bit silly but if Madigan had said it about Munster we probably wouldn't have a problem with it.

He's a good player and will add more to Racing's depth, but he'll struggle to even make the bench for their big games. The other guys are just better than him at the moment.


Agreed. Didn't see anything to get worked up over.
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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby TerenureJim » May 23rd, 2018, 7:57 am

sunshiner1 wrote:
by neiliog93 » May 22nd, 2018, 11:34 pm

Ah lads, bit of an overreaction here. He was fairly magnanimous ('no bitterness or ill-feeling') just that he was surprised it was done so abruptly, which is the Schmidt way. Saying he'd like to come back 'but not for Leinster' is a little bit silly but if Madigan had said it about Munster we probably wouldn't have a problem with it.

He's a good player and will add more to Racing's depth, but he'll struggle to even make the bench for their big games. The other guys are just better than him at the moment.


Agreed. Didn't see anything to get worked up over.


I would just take it that he might be aware enough that he'd struggle to make a Leinster team on this season's form. He's a good player, bags of natural talent, could have been a great player is the thing though.
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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby Oldschoolsocks » May 23rd, 2018, 9:35 am

Too selfish as a player - examples prank played in CM to put ball out during Lions midweek game before 80 minutes was up, the disgraceful performance v USA (if I remember correctly) when he knew he was getting the call up for that AUS Lions tour.

To lazy / indisciplined I’m his training as evidenced by his ever expanding backside.

Shame really as he probably does have the natural gifts to be a really top class international back 3 player. Best of luck to him in France.
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Re: Zebo Signing Off

Postby BlueBlue » May 23rd, 2018, 12:13 pm

bluemagic wrote:Unfortunate news today in the 42.ie article about Zebo leaving Munster:

http://www.the42.ie/simon-zebo-interview-4027036-May2018/#comments

“I see myself coming back. I wouldn’t come back to play for Leinster, anyway."


What a disaster, where are we ever going to find an overweight fullback who throws glorious skip passes straight into touch, has the swagger of Carlos Spencer but with the running skills of an average pro 14 player....


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