Zebo fired up for Saturday

Date published: November 18 2016

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Ireland wing Simon Zebo thinks his team need to lift their game another five percent if they are to stand a chance of beating New Zealand.

After shocking the All Blacks at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Irish then crushed Canada and now welcome New Zealand to the Aviva Stadium.

This is a stand-out Test match on the international schedule this weekend and Zebo, like the Irish supporters, is looking forward to its kick-off.

“It’s a special occasion getting the chance to play in front of your fans, family and friends so I can’t wait,” the Munster wing told Irish Rugby.

“It’s been a sell-out now for quite a few weeks so it’s going to be massive playing the world champions and everyone’s of course excited.

On the prospect of beating New Zealand in consecutive meetings, Zebo added: “It’s a huge challenge. They are still the best team in the world and they have got something to prove so we know they are going to be attacking us from the first minute of the game. It will be a tough, physical battle but I’m sure if we add five percent to what we did a couple of weeks ago we will be in with a chance of winning.”

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