Tribute planned for Foley as cup tie gets go-ahead

Tournament organisers have announced that Munster’s European Champions Cup pool game against Glasgow will be played as scheduled in Limerick on Saturday.

European Professional Club Rugby said the decision had been made “after close consultation with the Munster management.”

Munster head coach Anthony Foley died at the team hotel in Paris last weekend before Munster’s scheduled Champions Cup match against Racing 92, which was postponed as a result.

The 42-year-old’s funeral will take place in County Clare tomorrow.

A French coroner said on Tuesday that Foley died due to a heart condition which led to a build-up of fluid in his lungs.

Former back-row forward Foley played 62 times for Ireland, led Munster to their first European Cup victory in 2006 and was central to the province’s repeat success two years later.

He scored 39 tries for his province and made 86 appearances in European competition before taking on backroom roles from 2009. He was named head coach in 2014.

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