Thursday 17 August 2017

WATCH: 'They're watching too much UFC!' - Simon Zebo shares joke with referee over Munster-Ulster melee

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Munster full-back Simon Zebo was the latest player to feature on Sky Sports PlayerMic with the 27-year-old mic'd up during the Reds 22-20 win over Ulster on Saturday.

After teammate CJ Stander was a smash-hit earlier this season with Sky's player microphone feature, the buck was passed to Zebo on Saturday and the Corkonian certainly didn't disappoint, with his 'they're watching too much UFC' comment to referee Marius Mitrea, after a brief melee between the two sides, the highlight of the 27-year-old's tape.

Zebo also proved handy with ball in hand picking up 39 metres from seven carries as Munster fought their way to a hard-earned two-point win at Thomond Park.

The win moves Munster a step closer to securing a home semi-final in the knockout stages, but it did come at a price, with centre Rory Scannell damaging his ankle in the second-half while winger Darren Sweetnam came off with a head injury after a first-minute collision with Charles Piutau.

CJ Stander (ankle) and Conor Murray (shoulder) also missed the game but Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus is confident that he'll at least have Stander back for next weekend's Champions Cup semi-final with Saracens at the Aviva Stadium.

“CJ (Stander) has a relatively good (chance of recovering from an ankle injury) but Conor I am not sure. He is not improving or healing as we would like him to heal. It’s been slower. He would be a big doubt for next week,” said Erasmus.

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