Tuesday 24 October 2017

Pic: Simon Zebo and Leinster pay tribute to Anthony Foley during Thomond clash

Simon Zebo of Munster applauds supporters after the Guinness PRO12 Round 11 match between Munster and Leinster at Thomond Park. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Simon Zebo of Munster applauds supporters after the Guinness PRO12 Round 11 match between Munster and Leinster at Thomond Park. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
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Munster full-back Simon Zebo is clearly using the memory of his late head coach Anthony Foley as an inspiration this season.

Zebo illustrated his world class finishing ability last night with a terrific spinning finish in the first half of Munster's 29-17 triumph over Leinster at Thomond Park last night.

The province have suffered just one defeat since the untimely passing of Foley in October.

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

Zebo has been an integral part in Munster's improved form and has been paying tribute to his late coach using his boots.

His Adidas boots include the words 'Axel' on the side.

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Leinster also paid tribute to Foley on their first visit to Thomond Park since his tragic death.

They warmed up in red t-shirts with the iconic number 8 jersey on them in a tribute to Munster's Heineken Cup-winning captain.

The tops also included the initials 'AF'.

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Leinster players warm up wearing No 8 t-shirts in tribute to Anthony Foley. Photo: Sportsfile

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