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“I Wasn’t Going To Put My Life On Hold For The World Cup” – Zebo

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It won’t be too long until we see Simon Zebo in the famous blue and white stripes of Racing 92. 

Munster’s all-time top try scorer will call Paris home later this summer when he swaps Cork for the French capital.

It will certainly be interesting to see how Zebo performs over there and with the likes of Teddy Thomas, Henry Chavancy and Juan Imhoff potentially in the same backline as the Cork man, Racing have the potential to be even more devastating next season.

The move, of course, came with plenty of media coverage when it was announced before the November internationals and Zebo, who gave an interview with The Left Wing on Tuesday, said that he didn’t want to put his life on hold for the World Cup when asked would he have considered staying in Munster until that competition had finished.

“I don’t think that was an option,” Zebo said of that potential option.

“I was mulling over my decision for years. I kept signing because I wanted to play for Munster and Ireland as much as possible but when the opportunity came around, and my kids are at the age that they are, I wasn’t going to put my life on hold for the World Cup when I’ve two young kids and a partner to look after.”

Zebo goes on to admit that he still hopes to be selected by Joe Schmidt if he performs well for Racing 92 over the next two seasons even though he admits that the chances are slim.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter