Munster have been handed a major boost this afternoon, with the news that Simon Zebo will remain with the province for two more years. It was rumoured that the Ireland winger was set to depart for the south of France at the end of the season, but he will now remain Anthony Foley’s side.
Last week’s announcement that Keith Earls and Conor Murray will also remain ensures that the southern province are in a strong position as they release their international players for the Six Nations.
Head coach Foley spoke of his delight at the deal on the Munster website.
“It’s great to have even more good news on the contract front today.
“Simon’s record speaks for itself and keeping a player with his experience and versatility is key to our plans going forward so we are delighted that he has committed his future to Munster.”
The Munster, Ireland and Lions winger is one of the most dangerous attacking backs in Europe, and is a versatile asset to any side.
It was feared that the exodus of Irish players from the provinces would spread to Munster, but now that the southern province have retained three of their biggest stars in the last week, those fears have been allayed.