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Munster lose services of Dave Foley as second row signs for French club Pau

The Ireland international is leaving the province after seven years.

DAVE FOLEY HAS played his last game for Munster, with the second row leaving the province at the end of the season to join Top 14 outfit Pau.

It was confirmed yesterday that the 28-year-old will be sidelined for the rest of the campaign with a wrist injury and the southern province this morning announced his departure.

Dave Foley Foley has been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Foley will link up with former Munster backs coach Simon Mannix at Pau and follows in the footsteps of former team-mates James Coughlan, Paddy Butler and Sean Dougall in moving to the French club.

The two-time capped Irish international made his Munster debut against Connacht in April 2010 after graduating from the province’s academy and went onto make 84 appearances in a red shirt.

Foley made his Ireland debut against Georgia during the 2014 November internationals and also came on during the 26-23 win over Australia in the same series.

Under Mannix’s tutelage, Pau have enjoyed a fine season so far and currently sit sixth in the Top 14 standings.

Coughlan, Butler and Dougall are all still on the books at the Stade du Hameau alongside the likes of Steffon Armitage and Conrad Smith.

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