Sunday 18 August 2019

Leinster pay classy tribute to Anthony Foley on their first trip back to Thomond since the tragedy

Jack Conan of Leinster prior to the Guinness PRO12 Round 11 match between Munster and Leinster at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Jack Conan of Leinster prior to the Guinness PRO12 Round 11 match between Munster and Leinster at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
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The Leinster team warmed up in red t-shirts with the iconic number 8 jersey on them in a tribute to Munster's late head coach Anthony Foley.

The tops also included the initials 'AF'.

It is the first trip to Thomond Park for Leinster since the tragic death of the Munster legend in October.

Former Munster and Ireland captain Foley was found dead from a heart-related condition on the morning of the Thomond Park province's European clash against Racing 92 in Paris on October 16.

Over the past two months, dozens of high profile tributes have been paid to the Clare native.

Munster and Leinster locked horns this evening in the Guinness Pro12 with the home side securing a 29-17 bonus point win over a depleted Leinster team.

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