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Zeebo apologises to Lowry

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Simon Zeebo has issued a public apology to Michael Lowry after he taunted the ulster fullback shortly before he scored his try which sealed Racing’s 44-12 win over the northern province in the Paris La Defense Arena.

The former Munster man was brought to one side by referee Nigel Owens who made it clear to Zeebo that he was not impressed. Zeebo also apologised to Lowry on the pitch.

It was Zeebos seventh try in as many games for his new Parisian employers and meant his side was on top of Pool 4 with nine points from two games. After the match, Zeebo waited outside the Ulster dressing-room for 10 minutes to apologise to Lowry again and hand him his jersey.

Zeebo later took to Twitter to issue a public apology to Lowry.

“Really sorry to Michael Lowry. Got too excited and I don’t do stuff like that as long as I’ve played. I wouldn’t like my kids doing that and I’m disappointed in myself .Made a mistake, not the spirit of the game..keep up the great work

Sorry again”

Ulster and long-time Irish teammate Rory Best, defended Zeebo after the game saying: “We all know Zebo and I think he gets a bit over-exuberant at times. As far as I know, he’s apologised to Mikey. Simon loves to celebrate and sometimes he celebrates before he scores and sometimes he celebrates after.

“As far as we’re concerned, he apologised to Mikey. I didn’t see the end of it but I think Simon probably feels that it probably wasn’t the right thing to do.

“He’s apologised and it’s important we don’t make what was really a good game of rugby from both sides… Simon just sometimes gets carried away. He’s a great fella and you let him the odd one,” said Best with a smile.

Ulsters next match is against the Dragons at the Kingspan Stadium on Friday while Racing takes on Pau at home on Saturday.

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