Listen – Simon Zebo on decision to join Racing 92 and possible future return to Munster.
Simon Zebo, who, after eight years with Munster, departs the province for Top 14 side side Racing 92, was honoured with a mayoral reception in Limerick last week ahead of his move.
The reception hosted by Metropolitan Mayor Sean Lynch was in recognition of the contribution that the fullback has made to Munster rugby for the best part of the last decade.
The Cork man is fully focused on putting his best foot forward in France but won’t rule out pulling on the famous red jersey once again in the future.
“I’d definitely look to that (rejoining Munster). A lot of that decision making will be based around my family and things like that and how well the first year or two goes. I’ll reassess at that point and see where I am in my rugby career and see what I’ve achieved. The good thing about this whole move is that I’m doing it at a young ageI’m not waiting until I’m 31/32 to pack off and just sail into the sunset.”
Zebo feels that he has left behind some unfinished business in Munster with a lack of silverware itching away at the electric number 15.
“It still kind of feels unfinished, the fact that I didn’t really win any major silverware. I still look back on my time here incredibly proud of everything that I’ve achieved.”
The Thomond Park fan favourite will now turn all of his attention to chasing silverware for new club Racing 92 as he looks to challenge himself in a brand new environment.
“It’s hugely exciting to lace up the boots with a new squad and a new team, new coaches. It’s going to freshen up everything in my rugby career and hopefully get a run of games playing in Europe. I’ve had some great moments playing in Europe over the years and hopefully add to that coming back to play in Ireland up in Ravenhill.”
Hear plenty more from Simon Zebo in the interview below.