Leinster warm-up in red ahead of Munster match, in Anthony Foley tribute

It is the second time, the team have done so, since Foley's death

BY Daniel Kelly 17:53 Monday 26 December 2016, 17:53 26 Dec 2016

Leinster warm up wearing t-shirts that tribute to the late Anthony Foley Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Munster and Leinster may be rivals on the field, but there is a mutual respect off it.

The PRO12 game between the sides earlier this season, was the last game Anthony Foley was involved in, before he died in Paris. On Saturday evening, ahead of the game between the two sides in Limerick, Leinster's players warmed up in red t-shirts in memory of the former Munster captain.

It is the second time the team have performed the tribute, but it's no less meaningful the second time around. A week after Foley's passing, Leinster wore red t-shirts before their Champions Cup game with Montpellier in France.

The gesture was understandably well received by the Thomond faithful, as the club continue to try and come to terms with the tragedy.

Leinster's Isa Nacewa practices kicking ahead of the game. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Leinster's Jack Conan during the warm up. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr

A view of the back of Leinster's tribute shirt. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr


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