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Monday 26 June 2017

Video: Simon Zebo's favourite moment of the Six Nations is a rather unusual one

Cormac Byrne

Cormac Byrne

Munster winger Simon Zebo played a pivotal role in helping Ireland to back-to-back Six Nations titles but his favourite moment of the tournament was not from the playing action.

Speaking to Independent.ie, the Corkman revealed that the post game celebrations following Ireland's 19-9 win over England created his moment of the Championship.

He is well known for his love of rap music and got to perform for his team mates and their family alongside Hermitage Green, an Irish acoustic folk rock band, back at the team hotel after the game.

"My favourite moment was after we beat England, we had a little dinner back at the Shelbourne Hotel and I got to rap a little bit with Hermitage Green for the players and family and that was a good moment after a good win," he said.

Zebo's international team mate Declan Fitzpatick has been forced into early retirement after a succession of concussion injuries and his plight, and the plight of others who have suffered a similar fate, have made Zebo appreciate the game and his fitness even more.

"It's very sad to see that Declan had to retire. He's a great player and a great competitor, a fantastic person off the pitch.

Simon Zebo talking to Independent.ie in Dun Laoghaire
Simon Zebo talking to Independent.ie in Dun Laoghaire

We're seeing a lot of early retirements these days which is sad to see and it just kind of hits home with the fact that you can't take anything for granted, you've got to enjoy every moment when you can, while you're playing.

* Simon Zebo was speaking at the launch of the Red Bull Wings For Life World Run. For information, click here.

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