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    #31
    Originally posted by Cowboy View Post
    Might not get top class opposition to play against either. Great for him as an exposure to the upper levels of the game though and touring and training with the best
    if gatland has any intention of using him for the serious business he'll be on the bench on saturday
    I always knew Madigan was a closet Scrum Half. Ignore All things that suggest Continuity.

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      #32
      Originally posted by The Outlaw View Post
      if gatland has any intention of using him for the serious business he'll be on the bench on saturday
      I'd put money he will be.

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        #33
        Was thinking about this today and Zebo's "x factor" is the key here. Think back to 2001 and the try Robinson scored, he scored that because Latham had to stand off because Robinson had the fast feet to step either way and go, so Latham had to think about his defence. Cuthbert, in that situation, is going to try to go outside and batter if he can't burn you, as a defender you know what's coming and you're on the front foot. Compare Zebo, he's got the fast feet to do the Robinson route of stall, stand the guy, put the doubt in his mind because he can step either way. He's got the pace and size to go for the outside (more in a mo). He's also got that grubber kick option in his armoury. The number of ways a guy has to beat them is what stands a defence up enough to make it happen. Zebo has that, not sure Cuthbert or Maitland really does.

        Interesting watching the Lions 2009 behind scenes stuff on Sky yesterday. In squad selection McGeechan justified Earls as the guy who is going to beat someone on a sixpence and go. Zebo offers that kind of wild card ability.

        On the size thing, Zebo 6'2 15st, Cuthbert 6'6 16st. (Last listed). Height to weight ratios mean that Cuthbert's "additional weight" isn't actually going to play as big a deal as people think. His reach is the extra not size.
        \"A million monkeys with a million crayons would be hard-pressed in a million years to create anything as cretinous as Battlefield Earth.\"

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          #34
          Has anyone seen an official photo of Zebo in his Lions jersey yet?

          They had Grant and Corbisiero done the same day (probably done ahead of the tour). Could this hint at the possibility that they hadn't even included him as a replacement before the team announcement...

          This is the only one I've found

          Last edited by Huwie; 11-June-2013, 17:10.
          The axe that cuts the tree can easily forget, but the tree thats been cut will not forget.

          Originally posted by the plastic paddy
          Gwan the Welsh

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            #35
            Originally posted by Huwie View Post
            Has anyone seen an official photo of Zebo in his Lions jersey yet?

            They had Grant and Corbisiero done the same day (probably done ahead of the tour). Could this hint at the possibility that they hadn't even included him as a replacement before the team announcement...

            This is the only one I've found

            Nope, a picture was released just like the rest of them. Handsome devil

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              #36
              Originally posted by dcred View Post
              Nope, a picture was released just like the rest of them. Handsome devil

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              Good job. Not on the Lions website as of yet.
              The axe that cuts the tree can easily forget, but the tree thats been cut will not forget.

              Originally posted by the plastic paddy
              Gwan the Welsh

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                #37
                The Jay Z / Kanye West video with Paddy Jackson is brilliant
                My computer thinks I'm gay
                What's the difference anyway
                When all the people do all day
                Is stare into a phone

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by sewa View Post
                  The Jay Z / Kanye West video with Paddy Jackson is brilliant
                  http://balls.ie/news/simon-zebo-rapping/

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by Drick View Post
                      Where was this?

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                        #41
                        the Zi bar in Brisbane last Wednesday, according to joe

                        http://www.joe.ie/rugby/british-iris...ar-down-under/

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                          #42
                          http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/...r-diary-part-4

                          A good laugh this (from Lions Legal person's blog):

                          ........

                          At a full tour party session this week organised by the fines committee (made up of three players: Geoff Parling, Richard Hibbard and Rob Kearney), one other player, Simon Zebo (him again), was exposed for having carried out a wonderful piece of nonsensical mischief-making. In the last minute of the first half of the match against the Rebels, a ruck had formed and the Lions scrum-half, Conor Murray, was digging around for the ball at the back of the ruck. Zebo shouted over to Conor that time was up and so he should just kick the ball straight out (rather than playing the called move, passing the ball to the fly-half and running the ball into the Rebels' defence).

                          So Conor did as instructed and kicked the ball into touch, and waited for the referee to call time and run into the changing rooms for the half-time break. But instead the referee called for a line out and the Lions coaches and management scratched their heads as to why Conor had kicked to touch, and such a lame kick too, when he should have passed the ball. Conor looked up at the clock and saw that there were still 30 seconds left to play and then looked over at Zebo who was chuckling away to himself, shoulders rocking, at having spoofed his team mate.

                          For this outlandish (but hilarious) piece of mucking about, Zebo was required to roll a large furry toy dice, which would dictate what his punishment was to be. So, that is what he did, in front of the whole tour party. And when the dice stopped on the number four, the room erupted with cheers because punishment number four required Zebo to telephone his club coach, Rob Penney, and tell him that he wanted to be captain next season. Within a few seconds, Jamie Roberts had dialled the number and rigged up the speakerphone, and there was Zebo making his case for Munster captaincy to his coach, while 80 players and management stifled their laughter in the background. It did not last long, as the hoots and squeals from those in the room gave the game away, but is was a wonderful piece of comedy.

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                            #43
                            Jeez I'd love to have heard that phone-call!!
                            Tis but a scratch.

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                              #44
                              Zebo cost Conor a starting spot in the tests
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                                #45
                                That's pure solid gold :)
                                My computer thinks I'm gay
                                What's the difference anyway
                                When all the people do all day
                                Is stare into a phone

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