Munster "working and planning" towards playing Saturday's Champions Cup clash

The sad passing of Anthony Foley saw the Racing 92 match postponed on Sunday

BY Raf Diallo 17:12 Tuesday 18 October 2016, 17:12 18 Oct 2016

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Munster say that they are "working and planning" towards playing this Saturday's European Champions Cup match against Glasgow.

The province released a statement today in which it suggests that the game at Thomond Park is likely to go ahead and that the players and staff are "following a modified schedule" this week.

The fixture had been thrown into doubt following the tragic death of Munster head coach Anthony Foley in Paris last weekend at the age of 42, which led to Sunday's fixture against Racing 92 being postponed.

With funeral arrangements yet to be finalised, there was some suggestion that this weekend's match against Glasgow would also have to be rescheduled, but Munster have now indicated that they are now working towards playing the game.

On the official website, the province said: "The Munster squad gathered in the High Performance Centre at UL today in working and planning towards Saturday's Champions Cup encounter with Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park.

"The squad are following a modified schedule this week with players and management yesterday signing books of condolence at Thomond Park, Irish Independent Park and at other locations across the province in memory of their colleague and friend Anthony Foley.

"The thoughts of Munster Rugby players, management and staff remain with the Foley and Hogan families and assisting them at this time continues to be the priority. Funeral arrangements are yet to be finalised, and details will follow once in place."

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