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Simon Zebo Made Munster Rugby History On Friday Night

Simon Zebo Made Munster Rugby History On Friday Night

Nearly seven years on from the retirement of Anthony Horgan, Simon Zebo has claimed his record.

At Thomond Park on Friday night, Zebo - starting at fullback - scored a brace of tries against Zebre to become Munster's all-time leading try scorer.

Zebo touched down in the 47th and 54th minutes to take his try tally to 43, eclipsing Horgan's previous record of 41.

The man whose record he broke was quick to offer congratulations.

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When you consider that Zebo is only 26 - and with the caveat he rejects the rumoured advances from the Top 14 - 43 is a number which is certain to build upon. Last night's achievement was made in just 97 appearances for Munster.

Zebo's tries did not just set a personal record. They also aided Munster to the province's biggest ever league win - 47-0.

Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

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