Ulster Rugby vs Munster

Chairman’s Welcome

condolences to the family of Anthony Foley and to all of those at Munster Rugby and beyond who were touched by his tremendous character. and commitment. In addition to his physical qualities, he was blessed with footballing intelligence and displayed overwhelming passion and strength of leadership in the red of Munster and the green of Ireland.

As ever with a Munster man, he embodied everything that we wish to see in our rugby players. An icon of Munster, he inspired his fellow team-mates to achieve great feats. After he left the

highest of standards. Nobody could have asked for a greater leading man.

He embraced a spirit of the game that we all cherish so much. Sadly, the world of rugby will be emptier for his absence. It is a great loss for Munster, Ireland and the wider international rugby community. Gerald Davies, Chairman, PRO12 Rugby CEO’s Welcome

Nothing could have prepared anyone to deal with the sudden loss of Anthony Foley and the thoughts of everyone from PRO12 Rugby and our clubs are with his family, his friends and all those who had a connection with such an inspiring man. Last week we saw a tremendous show of unity from the rugby family from across the world as they paid their respects to Anthony at grounds around Europe. My condolences go out to his wife, Olive, and his two young boys, Tony and Dan, and at least we can see how they will be able to draw on

tribute with their actions in Limerick last weekend. I know there will be many of our clubs who played away from home last weekend who still want to pay their respects this week and that will be greatly appreciated by their supporters. Round 7 brings us to our second ‘Big Weekend’ and after we saw a record total of tries scored in Round 6 we hope that our teams will put on another display of attacking rugby to celebrate the great career and life of Anthony Foley. Enjoy the game. Martin Anayi, CEO, PRO12 Rugby

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