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Warm tributes testament to the popularity of tragic Foley

Editor's Viewpoint

The untimely death of the Munster rugby coach Anthony Foley has shocked people right across the game.

The wide range of tributes from his former colleagues and sporting opponents bear tribute to the esteem in which he was held by everyone in rugby.

The circumstances of his death in a Paris hotel at the age of 42, and on the eve of a big game, adds to the distress being felt all round.

Doubtless there will be many investigations into why and how Anthony Foley died so young, but in the immediate aftermath of such a tragedy, everyone's thoughts and prayers will be for his wife and children, and the wider family.

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