Thursday 22 March 2018

Video: Watch Simon Zebo channel his inner John McClane in hilarious outtakes of 'Try Harder'

Simon Zebo as John McClane
Simon Zebo as John McClane

We’ve all seen Simon Zebo channel his inner John McClane while he battles scoundrels and swaps Nakatomi Plaza for Elverys Sports HQ in County Mayo, to launch Elverys Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign.

Well now it’s time for the hilarious outtakes. Featuring an international rugby player, GAA Stars and an Irish comedy hero, this may well be the most craic on a film set since Spinal Tap.

In the original video Zebo, who is an Elverys brand ambassador, takes on a dozen dastardly villains hell bent on stealing Elverys consignment of the 2015 Irish Rugby World Cup jerseys. Every action hero needs an antagonist and in this case it's Ireland's own Hans Gruber, Patrick McDonnell, of Father Ted, Savage Eye and Naked Camera fame.

Watch the outtakes here:

Also starring in the spoof is Farmer Michael, the man behind the internet sensation that is the Galway Daily News website. Cameos come from the Tipperary All Star Hurlers Séamus Callanan and Patrick Bonner Maher, as the overzealous police detectives.

The video launched Elvery’s fantastic Ultimate Fan Experience Competition where one lucky winner will receive a trip to the 2015 Rugby World cup final, a trip to the 2016 Champions league final, a trip to any Premier League game of their choice (all including flights, accommodation and match tickets).

Added to that they will also receive tickets to ALL of Ireland's Six Nations home games, tickets to both the 2016 GAA Hurling and Football All Ireland Finals and tickets of their choice to an Irish soccer international home match. To enter all fans need to do is purchase an Ireland rugby jersey in-store or online at

Here is the original video:

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