Rugby

Munster honour Foley with Racing rout

2017-01-07 21:18
Anthony Foley (Getty Images)

Paris - Munster paid a scintillating tribute to former coach Anthony Foley on Saturday by routing Racing92 32-7 to edge closer to the European Cup quarter-finals.

Foley, 42, died in a Paris hotel in October just before the two sides were to play the original fixture.

The game was called off as a mark of respect and rearranged for Saturday with 2006 and 2008 champions Munster sweeping to victory against a woeful Racing who have now lost all four matches in the tournament.

Munster ran in four tries for a bonus-point win which propelled them to the top of Pool 1, three points ahead of Glasgow.

Simon Zebo, CJ Stander (two) and Andrew Conway scored Munster's tries.

Racing, who were runners-up to Saracens in last season's final, had to wait until the 64th minute to get on the scoreboard when Mathieu Voisin grabbed the French team's only try.

All Blacks star Dan Carter, who started the match on the bench, kicked the extras but the big-spending Paris outfit remain rooted to the foot of the table without a point to their name.

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