Munster head coach Foley dies aged 42

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Munster head coach Foley dies aged 42

The Rugby world was left in shock on Sunday following the sudden death of Munster head coach Anthony Foley at the age of 42.

Foley died overnight in a Parisian hotel, where the team were staying prior to their European Champions Cup game against Racing 92.

Sunday’s match in the French capital was postponed as a result of the tragic passing of the former Ireland international.

Foley made over 200 appearances in the back row for Munster in a playing career that spanned 13 years and captained the side to their first Heineken Cup triumph in 2006.

He also captained Ireland three times and earned 62 caps for his country.

No details about the cause of death have been released.

Foley is survived by his wife and two children.