VIDEO: A touch of class from the Maori All Blacks as they honour Anthony Foley before Haka
What a beautiful sight.
Separated by the halfway line but united by a mutual respect for a legend of the game, the Maori All Blacks and Munster faced off ahead of kick-off in their clash on Friday night.
Visiting captain Ash Dixon and three teammates approached the white line and respectfully laid out a jersey with the initials of Anthony Foley, the legendary Munster number 8 who tragically passed away in Paris last month, emblazoned on the back.
What a tribute from The Maori @AllBlacks as they remember Anthony Foley before the Haka #HistoryInTheMaking #MUNvMAB https://t.co/qFvvQdboY1
— eir Sport (@eirSport) November 11, 2016
After paying tribute to Foley, the Maori All Blacks then engaged in the ceremonial Haka at a sold out Thomond Park before the jersey was presented to Foley's two sons.
It was a truly beautiful touch and one that was not lost on a grateful Munster crowd ahead of a tightly contested game in Limerick.