Senior Debut: v Connacht, April 2010, The Sportsground
Heineken Cup Debut: v Scarlets, December 2011, Parc Y Scarlets
Club: Cork Constitution
Internationals Honours: Ireland Schools; Under 20; Wolfhounds; Ireland; British and Irish Lions
Educated at PBC, Simon is a product of the Munster Academy and made his first start as a sub academy player.
After one year in the academy he secured a full contract at the start of the 2011/12 season and made his Heineken Cup debut that same season.
The regular starting 11 since then, he scored a hat-trick of tries in the final Heineken Cup pool game against Northampton Saints in January 2012 and ended the 2011/12 season as leading try scorer (12).
Representative honours include Munster & Ireland U18 & 20s. He marked his first appearance in an Ireland senior jersey with a try in the May 29th 2012 game against the Barbarians at Kingsholm and was included in the Ireland tour squad for the 3 Test June trip to New Zealand and played in the opening Test in Auckland.
His RBS 6 Nations debut came in Cardiff in February 2013 when he produced one of the moments of the tournament when he back-heeled Jamie Heaslip’s pass into his own hands before sending Cian Healy over in the corner for a magnificent try in the win over eventual champions Wales..
A try of his own in the same match meant it was a 6 Nations debut to remember, but his happiness was short lived when he broke a bone in his foot in Ireland’s second match of the tournament against England which forced him to miss 10 weeks of action.
Zebo was in Houston with the Ireland team when he received a call up to the British and Irish Lions, to act as cover for the injured Tommy Bowe, during the tour of Australia in June 2013. He started against the NSW Waratahs and played on two other occasions against the Brumbies and the Melbourne Rebels.
Zebo signed a three-year deal with Munster in January 2013.
Cracked a bone in his left foot playing against Edinburgh in the Heineken Cup in October 2013 and made his return as a substitute against Gloucester in January 2014.
Came off the bench a week later and scored the fifth try against Edinburgh as Munster secured a home Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse. Scored five tries in the four games on his return from injury and was called into the Ireland Six Nations squad midway the 2014 Championship.
Included in the Ireland squad for Summer Tour to Argentina, June 2014, starting in both tests.
Scored his third hat-trick of tries for the province in Munster's Guinness PRO12 win over Zebre at Thomond Park, September 2014.
Started all three 2014 Guinness Series internationals for Ireland, playing his part and scoring two tries in victories over South Africa, Georgia and Australia in November.
On making his 80th appearance for the province against Sales Sharks in January 2015 he scored a try and was awarded man of the match. Featured heavily for Ireland in the defence of their 6 Nations title that year, starting in four of the five games.
Season 2014/15 also saw him become Munster's leading league try scorer on 23 tries during Munster's bonus point win over Edinburgh in Murrayfield in April, overtaking the previous landmark set by Doug Howlett.
Selected for Ireland's 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and featured in the 2016 6 Nations campaign. In February he signed a two year deal that will see him remain with the province until at least June 2018.
Went on to become the province's all-time leading try scorer, overtaking the previously held Anthony Horgan record of 41, against Zebre in Thomond Park in March 2016. Made his 100th appearance against Connacht in April.
On season completion the winger underwent a a keyhole procedure on his knee and was not available for selection for Ireland's June tour of South Africa.
|DOB||16th Mar 1990|
|Height||1.88 m (6' 2")|
|Weight||94 kg (14 st 10 lb)|
|Position||Wing / Full Back|
|Honours||Ireland (25 caps)|