Munster players offer heartfelt tributes to Anthony Foley

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Munster players offer heartfelt tributes to Anthony Foley

MUNSTER and Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray paid a poignant tribute to the province’s head coach Anthony Foley who passed away suddenly in Paris in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Murray, who was in the French capital with the Munster squad preparing for their scheduled Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 when news of Foley’s death broke, joined with scores of Munster fans in signing a book of condolences at Thomond Park on Monday.

Murray later tweeted: “Blessed to have shared so many great memories with Axel. A man who gave me my first shot at this, thank you for everything.”

Munster utility back Simon Zebo borrowed a quote from legendary US baseball player Babe Ruth in paying his own tribute to the legendary and Ireland number eight.

Zebo tweeted: “Some incredible memories with an incredible man that will never be forgotten. Heroes Get Remembered, but Legends Never Die.”

Munster out-half Ian Keatley wrote: “Lost for words. RIP Axel. Thank you for everything”