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WATCH: Munster Rugby commemorate Simon Zebo milestone with inspirational video
50 and counting

Scoring tries for fun.

It has been an excellent season so far for Simon Zebo.

Firmly establishing himself in Joe Schmidt's Ireland side, playing a pivotal role in the win over the All Blacks in Soldier Field and emerging as a real leader for an ever-improving Munster side - things couldn't be better for the Corkman.

The 26-year-old seems to be breaking all sorts of records and reaching multiple milestones recently.

Zebo became Munster's all-time leading try scorer when he notched his 44th try against Zebre in March, just before that he equalled the record set by Munster legend, Anthony Horgan, when he scored in Munster's Champions Cup victory over Stade Francais at Thomond Park.

The score displays a great bit of awareness by Zebo, who knew exactly what Keatley was going to do before he provided a deft chip.

Awareness and reading of the game has also been a facet of Zebo's play which has improved over recent seasons. Again this is represented by recent tries we have seen from the 26-year-old.

The milestone which Zebo reached at the weekend was becoming the first player in Munster's history to score 50 tries.

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This try was the opening score of Munster's 32-7 win over Racing 92 in the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir. 

The try represents Zebo's strength and awareness on the deck.

Often Zebo is tackled close to the line but he nearly always shows great awareness with regards to where the line is, moving his body in the correct way to ground the ball.

Munster Rugby today released a video commemorating Zebo's 50th try for the province.

The video shows highlights of the Corkman's greatest tries and is done to Labrinth - Earthquake ft. Tinie Tempah. 

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An old song at this stage, we admit, but we are sure Zebo would approve.

Check out the tribute below.

As Zebo is only 26, it may be a long time before someone surpasses his try-scoring record for the men in red.

Episode 37 of The Hard Yards rugby podcast features Sam Warburton, Garry Ringrose and Rugby World's Paul Williams.


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