Professional sport doesn’t often give you the fairytale ending.
For Simon Zebo, unfortunately for him and his beloved province, there was no long-awaited silverware for the Munster faithful as Zebo’s last game for the province ended in a one-point defeat to their bitter rivals.
The Munster full-back has stated a few times already this season that he won’t rule out a return to his home province after his stint with Racing 92 but that didn’t stop what was an emotional occasion for Munster’s record try-scorer.
“Emotions are very difficult right now, it’s obviously a tough moment for me to play my last game for now, I suppose,” Zebo told Sky Sports after the game. “Unfortunately, it was lost against our arch-rivals which makes it even worse. It was a tough one to take but Leinster are a quality, quality team. They have threats and dangers all over the park and they’re European champions for a reason. We came up short, but hopefully, we will get them again sometime.”
In terms of memories, Zebo says there has been some special days but what is most important are the friendships and “brotherhoods” that he is a part of.
“Ah, I’ve had incredible, incredible memories. Some incredible days in Thomond Park, playing away from home in France and getting amazing wins and just going to tough places. The most important thing is the friendships and the brotherhoods we’ve started and hopefully, I’ll never lose.”
Finally, Zebo didn’t rule out a return to Munster as he revealed his final ever game for Munster being a one-point loss to Leinster would be too tough to take.
“Hopefully it’s not! But if it is, then my heart is probably down at the bottom of my stomach. It’s not an easy thing to think about. I don’t want my last Munster game to be losing to Leinster so hopefully, it’s not my last.”
You can watch the interview, here.
Or check out TG4’s interview with Zebo below.
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) May 19, 2018