Munster game to go ahead as planned

Munster Rugby have confirmed that the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Glasgow Warriors and Munster will go ahead as planned on Saturday (kick-off 1pm) – live on Sky Sports.Townsend says he hopes Saturday's game will be a fitting tribute to Anthony Foley

Glasgow Warriors managing director Nathan Bombrys said: “We would like to express our deepest condolences to Anthony Foley’s family and friends, along with everyone at Munster Rugby following his sudden passing last weekend. 

“He was a true legend of European Rugby, an inspirational figure, who will forever be remembered for leading Munster on their near-impossible journey to becoming the best club in Europe. 

“We support Munster’s decision to play this weekend’s match as scheduled. We appreciate that it has been an extremely difficult and emotional week for them, and we are honoured to be able to support our friends at Munster at this emotional time by playing this match against them on Saturday.”

Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend added: “Anthony is such a huge loss for our game and a huge loss for Munster Rugby, so our thoughts go out to them and Anthony’s family.

“Bringing together the brilliant rugby supporters from Munster on Saturday will enable us all to remember what Anthony achieved, in a stadium that was built on his team’s successes in Europe.

"He was a key reason that Munster became a dominant force in European rugby and was also developing into a very good coach.

“Our players appreciate Anthony's legacy at Munster and share in the shock that has been felt throughout our sport.

"We hope that the game will be a fitting tribute to Anthony and will bring out the best in both teams.”