The rugby community has woken up this Monday morning still in shock from yesterday’s news. It is clear that Anthony Foley was held in the highest regard by teammates and opposition alike.
Alone on the couch with Jess.Heartbroken.We have lost an incredible man. Too sad to tweet further.. sleep well Axel. We love you..xxx
— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) October 16, 2016
Feeling numb and alone with only thoughts of this remarkable man.My protector on the field,I will miss you forever Axel.
— Peter Stringer (@stringer9) October 16, 2016
How incredibly sad to hear about the passing of the great Anthony Foley. With enormous respect and deepest sympathy for his family.
— Jonny Wilkinson (@JonnyWilkinson) October 16, 2016
Words can’t describe how saddened I am about the loss of Axel. Was a privilege to coach with my friend. Thoughts with his family & Munster
— Les Kiss (@OKissy) October 16, 2016
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) October 16, 2016
Can’t believe the news about Anthony Foley. Thought and prayers are with his family and friends.
— Shane Lowry (@ShaneLowryGolf) October 16, 2016
— Will Greenwood (@WillGreenwood) October 16, 2016
Very sad news. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. A great player and a good man. https://t.co/D5LyUsihqt
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) October 16, 2016
It is a loss which is difficult to put into words, but some of the above tributes do it better than we ever could.