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Ulster To Erect Monument In Memory Of Anthony Foley

Irish rugby is in mourning at present, after the tragic passing of Anthony Foley in France over the weekend.

Munster’s tie with Racing Metro was called off, and it remains to be seen if this weekend’s clash against Glasgow Warriors will go ahead.

Four years ago, Ulster centre Nevin Spence passed away, and the southern province installed a memorial to the young centre in the Thomond Park away dressing room.

According to the News Letter, Ulster are set to erect a similar memorial for Anthony Foley.

“When Nevin Spence died four years ago, the first person on the phone to me was Gareth Fitzgerald, who is my counterpart in Munster,” explained Ulster Rugby CEO Shane Logan.

“He asked if it would be ok for Munster to put a plaque permanently into the away changing room to remember Nevin Spence.

“I asked Rory Best and some of the senior players and they were very pleased and honoured that Munster would make such a tangible contribution to us.

“So it’s our intention to do the same and have a permanent memorial to Anthony Foley in our away changing room.

“I want to pay tribute to Anthony Foley, Munster Head Coach, Irish Rugby legend and all round excellent individual. We would like to pay our respects and condolences to all in Munster but particularly to his wife Olive and his two children from all of Ulster Rugby.”

Top class from the northern province.

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