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.

Read more on:    racing 92  |  munster  |  anthony foley  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

The Springboks' year of woe and misery came to a predictable end with defeat against Wales in Cardiff. What should happen next?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.