Munster’s Simon Zebo announces a decision on his future


Munster’s Simon Zebo has announced a decision on his future in the game with the utility back out of contract with the province in the summer.

Zebo returned to Munster back in 2021 following a successful stint in France with Racing 91 but has been limited to just 26 appearances over the last few seasons due to a number of injury problems.

The 34-year-old played the full 80 minutes against Northampton Saints in the Champions Cup last week and has revealed that he will decide on his future in the game over the next 10 days following reports that he is weighing up retirement.

“I think in the next week to 10 days I’ll have definitely nailed down my decision, I’ll make that public,” Zebo told RTE Sport.

“But yeah, I’ve been humming and hawing for the past few months, unsure do I want to keep playing, what’s the body telling me.

“I said I’d wait until I get back fit playing. I got back last weekend, played 80 minutes, I need to see one or two more games but I’m leaning one way and that will be known very soon.”

Zebo has also rubbished reports of unhappiness in the Munster camp after they crashed out of the Champions Cup last weekend.

“I think a lot more would be made out of it in the media than it would be from us,” he said.

“Things like that, players move on all the time in clubs all over the world, that’s normal.

“We’ve had some moving parts, along with other clubs, but we don’t take too much notice.

“We are in our own bubble, we know what really goes on at the club and it’s a happy club.

“If we underperform in a game you could look to certain excuses and say ‘This player is moving, is the camp unsettled?’ but it’s all false, it’s not true at all.

“We all get on extremely well, we all look forward to coming to work every day and putting our best foot forward.

“I’m sure there were those excuses last year that would have been on the table, and people would have been saying leading up to Christmas when results weren’t going our way, and then we finished with a trophy at the end of the season.”

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