Anthony Foley

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Facing the New Zealand Haka, the Irish rugby team form a figure eight in memory of Anthony Foley on Saturday at Soldier Field in Chicago. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

In a match laden with great moments, one of the greatest arising from Ireland’s defeat of New Zealand was the Irish team’s tribute to former Munster h(...)

CJ Stander was seen as being too small to play for South Africa, and now he has beaten the All Blacks with Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

Not tall enough to be Springbok, strange then to see CJ Stander generating enough power to fell these All Blacks. Kieran Read being the best number e(...)

Joe Schmidt celebrates with Simon Zebo after the win over New Zealand. Photo: Inpho

For a national team like Ireland’s to beat the most dominant international rugby team of all time and for the first time in 111 years of trying has to(...)

Ireland players Rob Kearney (left) and Jamie Heaslip celebrate following their 40-29 victory over New Zealand. Photograph: Getty

Ireland 40 New Zealand 29 Finally. As Rory Best declared in his on-field post-match interview at a rowdy Soldier Field in Chicago, it’s been a long(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony will make his fourth appearance since his return from injury. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster v Munster, Kingspan Stadium, 7.05pm (Live BBC NI and TG4) Of the many tributes to Anthony Foley around Europe, few were more touching than t(...)

The Munster squad stand for a minute’s silence for  Anthony Foley before Saturday’s stirring victory over Glasgow. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

So that was the week that was. Some week too, and some celebration of the life and rugby times of an extraordinary man and truly iconic figure of the (...)

Ulster captain  Andrew Trimble: “I think anybody, certainly anybody in Irish rugby, who had any connection to Axel was a Munster supporter.” Photograph: Inpho

It’s a six-day turn around before Munster’s match against Ulster in Belfast on Friday and it could be a question of who is hurting most after physica(...)

Anthony Foley’s sons Tony and Dan with Munster players at Thomond Park, Limerick, last Saturday. Tony’s Facebook campaign is hashtagged #8masses4no8. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

The 11-year-old son of Munster rugby icon Anthony Foley has launched a Facebook appeal in his father’s memory. Just two days after being part of one(...)

British prime minister Theresa May will today offer the leaders of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness (L),  a formal role in shaping Britain’s strategy for leaving the European Union. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

1. Iarnród Éireann funding crisis puts lines at risk, report warns A number of rail lines may be forced to close as Iarnród Éireann is threatened w(...)

The Leinster changing room before the match against Montpellier yesterday  with the Munster number eight jersey in tribute to the late Munster head coach Anthony Foley. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The global rugby family came together for Anthony Foley’s hauntingly moving funeral last Friday and the European game continued to honour the iconic M(...)

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