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Simon Zebo has signed a new contract to keep him at Munster until 2018

The brilliant back had been linked with a move to join Conrad Smith and James Coughlan in France.

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MUNSTER HAVE TODAY re-signed another big name to their future plans with news that Simon Zebo is committing to two more years at his native province.

The Corkman, who was heavily linked with a move to the Munster enclave of Pau, is now contracted stay with Munster until June 2018.

Regarded by some as the most naturally-talented outside back at Ireland coach’s Joe Schmidt’s disposal, Zebo joins the ranks of Keith Earls, Conor Murray, Tommy O’Donnell and James Cronin as internationals who have committed their immediate future to the province.

Zebo has scored seven tries in 21 caps for Ireland and has become Munster’s joint-highest try-scorer alongside Anthony Horgan on 41 after just 96 appearances.

“Simon’s record speaks for itself,” head coach Anthony Foley said in today’s statement.

“Keeping a player with his experience and versatility is key to our plans going forward so we are delighted that he has committed his future to Munster.”

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Simon Zebo has signed a new contract to keep him at Munster until 2018

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