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Simon Zebo would consider Ireland return and has "very good relationship with Andy Farrell


Simon Zebo is hoping to return to the Ireland fold under new head-coach Andy Farrell,  having not played for his country since moving to Racing 92 last year. 

The former Munster back says he has a 'very good' relationship with Farrell and would consider returning home to boost his international chances.

Zebo added in his Paddy Power News column that he's happy to stay in France if he doesn't get a recall to the Irish squad:

"As for where I stand now Joe has departed, I haven’t been in contact with anyone in the Irish setup really. Our season at Racing is just getting into gear and the World Cup will be fresh in everyone’s mind there.

"If something happens in the future, great. If it doesn’t, it’s not the end of the world – I’m happy playing my rugby here in France.

"But I have a very good relationship with Andy. He might have a different view on players playing abroad than Joe and if he decides to give me a call I would of course look at coming back and being available for selection.

"It’ll be interesting to see but for the moment I’m just enjoying my rugby and my life over here."

Zebo also thinks Ireland can return to a high level ahead of the next World Cup.

"The players are there. There’s great quality of player in Ireland.

Andy Farrell is an extremely smart coach and he knows exactly how to push certain buttons. He’ll change a few things and he has Mike Catt coming in as an attack coach, so Ireland’s game will definitely evolve with some fresh ideas.

Andy will be able to build on this World Cup and get a successful period going with himself at the core of it looking forward to France 2023."



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