Ulster to erect Anthony Foley memorial at Kingspan Stadium

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent



Ulster to erect Anthony Foley memorial at Kingspan Stadium

ULSTER Rugby have announced that they will erect a memorial to the late Anthony Foley in the away changing room at Kingspan Stadium.

The 42-year-old Munster head coach dies suddenly in Paris in the early hours of Sunday morning ahead of their European Champions Cup opening round game with Racing 92.

Ulster’s decision to erect a memorial to the former Munster and Ireland number eight is a reciprocal gesture following the death of Ulster player Nevin Spence in 2012.

Munster erected a plaque commemorating Spence at Thomond Park, their home ground in Limerick. It has not been confirmed what form of memorial will be made by Ulster.

"Anthony Foley was a magnificent rugby player and a magnificent human being," said Ulster CEO Shane Logan.

"We extend our condolences to his family and all in Munster rugby.

"Munster were superb when Nevin Spence died - they did us the great tribute of placing a permanent memorial to Nevin in their away changing room.

"We would like to reciprocate for Munster."