Head Munster Rugby coach, Anthony Foley passed away at a hotel in Paris last night.
The 43-year-old was staying the night at the hotel ahead of Munster’s match against Racing 92 team at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir today.
The IRFU confirmed the sad news in a statement today.
“It is with deep regret that the Irish Rugby Football Union and Munster Rugby must advise of the passing overnight of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley, at the team hotel in Paris.
“Munster Rugby management are liaising directly with Anthony’s family and will provide them with any assistance and support required.
“The IRFU and Munster Rugby pass on our deepest sympathies to all of Anthony’s family and friends and ask for privacy for the family at this sad time.
“As a mark of respect to Anthony and his family and and to support players, management and staff, Muster Rugby have requested that today’s match against Racing 92 be rescheduled.
“Munster Rugby thank Racing 92, EPCR, broadcasters and partners, and the many fans who travelled to Paris for their understanding and support at this time.”
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Our thoughts are with Anthony’s family and friends at this difficult time.