Saturday 23 February 2019

Zebo: It's going to be a difficult match for me


Simon Zebo
Simon Zebo

Racing 92 have confirmed the capture of Munster full-back Simon Zebo (below) just five days before the sides meet in a pivotal Champions Cup game in Paris.

It emerged in October that Zebo would not be signing a new contract with the IRFU and would instead be plying his trade in the Top 14 next season.

Racing were favourites for the Ireland international's signature from the off but he looks certain to join Donnacha Ryan in the French capital after an interview with Zebo appeared on Racing 92's official website today.

Asked if it was odd to be playing against his next club in a big game, Zebo said: "Of course it's going to be a very, very big match. A difficult match for both teams but especially for Munster."

Zebo was also asked if Munster fans accepted his decision to leave the province for Racing.

He added: "It was difficult at first but I think they understand and accept my decision. The decision was very difficult to make, I have a great connection with them, with everyone at the club but it was the right moment."

Munster go into the game on top of Pool 4, four points clear of Racing.

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