Zebo played 80 minutes in Saturday's win against Argentina
Simon Zebo is determined to enjoy a run in the Ireland team after making his first international appearance in a year last weekend.
Zebo featured twice in the 2013 RBS 6 Nations, dotting down against Wales on his first appearance in the tournament, before capping a memorable season on tour with the British & Irish Lions.
However, a foot injury ruled him out of the start of year's competition - and the 24-year-old was forced to watch on as Ireland lifted the trophy.
Head coach Joe Schmidt called Zebo back into the fold for Ireland's summer tour and he played 80 minutes against Argentina on Saturday, almost exactly a year since his last cap - against USA in Houston.
Now the winger is determined to keep that place, starting with Saturday's repeat fixture with the Pumas.
"It's always a pleasure and an honour to get to wear the green jersey and I was just grateful that I had got the chance to get back and play," he said.
"I was relatively happy. It's been a couple of weeks since I've last played and I was a little rusty in a couple of areas but generally happy with the few touches I had.
"It's been a while through injury and other things that I've been out. To come back and get in the shirt and get a win as well has been special.
"It's always going to be tough with the competition we have. There are some world-class operators in the back-three department for us and we're blessed to have that."
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