Farewell to a Munster Legend: Simon Zebo Announces Retirement from Rugby Union

Munster and Ireland rugby legend Simon Zebo has announced his retirement from the sport at the age of 34. After a remarkable career that saw him amass an impressive 72 tries for the Munster men in red, Zebo will hang up his boots at the end of the 2022-23 season.

Rugby Union Legend Simon Zebo Announces Retirement at the End of the Season

Dublin, Ireland – April 13, 2023: Munster’s record try scorer, Simon Zebo, has announced that he will be retiring from rugby union at the end of the current season at the age of 34. The 35-cap former Ireland international has made an impressive 173 appearances for the province across two spells, with a three-year stint with Racing 92 in between.

During his illustrious career, Zebo has amassed an incredible 72 tries for the Munster men in red. The 2013 British & Irish Lions tourist made his Munster debut in 2010, going on to win the Magners League a year later before departing Thomond Park for Paris in 2018.

“After much thought, I’ve decided that this season will be my last playing the game I love. It has been a dream come true, making memories and friends for life and travelling the world with amazing people.”

Last season, the winger added more silverware to his trophy cabinet, helping Munster clinch the United Rugby Championship triumph. With his side currently sitting top of the league table with one round remaining, Zebo will be eager to potentially add another trophy to his collection before hanging up his boots.

Although Zebo did not feature in Munster’s 29-26 victory over Edinburgh last weekend, which propelled them to the top of the URC standings, he did start at fullback the week prior against Connacht.

Zebo’s retirement will undoubtedly leave a significant void in the rugby union landscape, but his legacy as a formidable and prolific try scorer will forever be remembered by rugby union enthusiasts.

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