Wednesday 18 October 2017

Simon Zebo: If we keep doing what we're doing, we will have a few Munster lads in Lions squad

Simon Zebo played on the 2013 Lions Tour after replacing the injured Tommy Bowe
Simon Zebo played on the 2013 Lions Tour after replacing the injured Tommy Bowe
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

Simon Zebo believes that Munster's form this season won't have gone unnoticed by Warren Gatland as he gets set to name his Lions squad on April 19.

Zebo has been excellent this year both with Munster and Ireland where he has played a key role in Joe Schmidt's plans.

There is plenty of competition for places in the back three and in particular at full-back, as Zebo battles it out with the likes of Stuart Hogg and Leigh Halfpenny.

On the last Lions tour, Zebo was called up as an injury replacement for Tommy Bowe and although he didn't feature in a Test, the 27-year old played three games against Australian Super Rugby outfits.

“Of course, everyone wants to go,” Zebo said at Life Style Sports' #MunsterRising media day in Thomond Park this afternoon.

“That's just purely a coach's decision. The only thing you can do is play well and put your best foot forward.

“Every player wants to go. Earlsy (Keith Earls) went two tours ago and he only had one or two caps. There's loads of opportunities for every player playing in these isles.

“I'm sure if we keep doing what we're doing and keep notching up the wins, we'll have a few Munster lads there.

“I just have to focus on helping my team, that's the best chance I can give myself. Just by helping Munster and if I help Munster, it generally is me doing different things.”

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