WATCH: Ronan O'Gara and Racing 92 wear Anthony Foley commemorative shirts for Champions Cup tie

The french side are hosting Munster today in their rescheduled fixture

BY Sinéad Farrell 17:27 Saturday 7 January 2017, 17:27 7 Jan 2017

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Today marks another emotional occasion for Munster rugby, as they face Racing 92 in their rescheduled Champions Cup game which was postponed last year following the sudden death of Anthony Foley. 

The French club has arranged for the Munster fans to avail of free accommodation this weekend, as well as forming a guard of honour alongside Munster supporters for both teams. 

They also arranged for banners bearing the words 'Axel' and 'Red Army welcome back' to be unfurled ahead of the game. 

The Racing 92 team also paid their own personal tribute during the warm-up, with the players and management wearing red t-shirts displaying Anthony Foley's name and the number eight on the back.

Former Munster out-half Ronan O'Gara, who won two Heineken Cup titles alongside Foley also donned the commemorative shirt and spoke about the significance of the gesture they're making today. 

"It is a lovely colour (red)," he told Sky Sports. "It is a very strange day no doubt about it but a day where we just want ot concentrate on rugby with all the distractions about. We're just trying to concentrate on getting a performance out of us.

"Sometimes pride is more important than points, points are no good to us today but pride is a huge element in our make-up and my make-up. For me it's about performance."


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