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WATCH: New Zealand Maori Pay Respectful Tribute To Anthony Foley

By James Fenton

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


Last month, Ireland and the wider rugby world was plunged into shock when Munster head coach Anthony Foley tragically passed away.

Since then, tributes have poured in for the 62-time Ireland international and they show no sign of letting up.

Last night New Zealand Maori visited Thomond Park to take on Munster and paid their own tribute to the legendary coach. Before performing their traditional Haka war cry, captain Ash Dixon stepped forward to lay down an All Blacks jersey with the initials 'AF' on the hallowed turf where Foley served his province with such distinction on so many occasions. 

You can check out the footage below, courtesy of Eir Sport:

The gesture was received by rapturous applause by those in attendance. Afterwards, Dixon presented the jersey to Foley's two sons Tony and Dan.  Munster went on to beat the visitors by a score of 27-14. 

Following on from Ireland's Ireland's victory over New Zealand last week, it seems that Foley's old sides are paying the ultimate tribute to him in the form of monumental performances on the rugby field.

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