Munster head coach Anthony Foley dies suddenly in Paris

  • Munster head coach Anthony Foley has died at the age of 42
  • Foley passed away overnight at the team’s hotel in Paris
  • The match was postponed after the sad news emerged
Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley has died suddenly at their team hotel in Paris.

The 42-year-old died overnight at the hotel, where the team were staying prior to Sunday’s game against Racing 92.

A statement from the Irish Rugby Union read: “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.

A statement from the Irish Rugby Union read: “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.

Foley played for Ireland 62 times and captained his country on three occasions. He also led Munster to their first European Cup triumph in 2006.

In all, he made 86 appearances in European competition for his province before taking over as head coach in 2014.


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