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Ulster to honour Foley like Munster paid tribute to Nevin Spence

They plan to erect a memorial to the Irish and Munster legend at Ravenhill.

The Munster head coach will permanently be remembered at Ravenhill.
The Munster head coach will permanently be remembered at Ravenhill.

ULSTER RUGBY HAVE announced that they will erect a memorial in Ravenhill’s away dressing room to honour the memory of Anthony Foley.

Ulster Rugby CEO Shane Logan spoke of Ulster’s intentions to reciprocate for Munster, referring to the plaque commemorating Nevin Spence in the away dressing room at Thomand Park.

Spence died in a farming accident in 2012 at the age of 22 along with his father and brother.

“Anthony Foley was a magnificent rugby player and a magnificent human being” Logan said. ”We extend our condolences to his family and all in Munster rugby.”

“Munster were superb when Nevin Spence died – they did us the great tribute of placing a permanent memorial to Nevin in their away changing room.

“We would like to reciprocate for Munster.”

Ulster’s Director of Rugby Les Kiss also paid tribute to Foley, who died suddenly in Paris on Sunday at the age of 42.

“My thoughts go out to Axel’s family, his kids, to the Munster family. It’s a sad loss for a lot of people in Irish rugby and Munster rugby. It’s tragic really to tell you the truth.

It makes you think about what’s really important in life, and to lose someone so young, a good man, a great man, it’s tragic,” he said.

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