Ruckedtobits wrote: ↑
April 15th, 2021, 12:09 pm
munster#1 wrote: ↑
April 15th, 2021, 8:34 am
Ruckedtobits wrote: ↑
April 14th, 2021, 4:47 pm
+1. Totally agree. Good marketing; crazy rugby management.
Please explain how the re-signing of one of the best Munster products, who is one of the top try scorers in the HC, which is the highest level he can play for Munster, along with being the top try scorer for Munster despite his 3 year absence, could be viewed as crazy rugby management.
IMO Zebo walks straight into the Munster starting team either on the wing or fullback, and could remain as first choice for the next 3 seasons.
Neither Wooton or Seeetnam fit into that category.
Add to that the fact that the IRFU are part funding the signing. To me that is great rugby management.
He's the third full back signed by Munster in successive seasons.
His preferred alternate position is occupied by the current Irish left winger, playing as well as ever.
Munster have dispensed with two much younger, high quality, developing wingers, claiming in one instance that financial pressure was one of the factors.
He is 31, not reknowned for his fitness and approaching the years when acceleration not strength is a winger's saviour.
He has been playing outside some of the most innovative attacking backs in France for three Seasons. He will find Munster, current, tactics very difficult.
To be pedantic, I don’t think it is successive seasons?
Where he plays is yet to be seen, I can see him slipping on to the left wing, as I think that Earls and Haley should retain their positions, but who knows.
Likewise with Ireland, he is a quality player, and will add depth across the back 3.
I do believe that he will come back and will be a success at Munster, and will add to his try tally in both competitions that Munster play in, if you don’t, then that is fine, but I can’t see any reasonable reason why anyone would think that Zebo being back in the fold is not a positive.
The 2 players that were released by Munster are both top lads, and very talented players. But for me, they are not in Zebo’s league.
I appreciate that Leinster have made the right decisions in releasing the Likes of Toner, Cronin and Fardy, and are only replacing Bent from outside, showing faith in youth, and that makes the signing of Earls seem counterproductive in comparison, but Munster do not yet have the same quality as Leinster.
But even Leinster need to bring a journey man such as McCarty back in, whilst also having JGP on their books.