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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Axel

Last year
'I’ll keep my promise' - Rassie Erasmus to visit Anthony Foley's grave with World Cup medal
The former Munster director of rugby plans to visit Killaloe when the Springboks come to Ireland next month.
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'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.
'Without the Munster fans, we are nothing. Without them, we play for nothing'
Freddie Pucciariello won two Heineken Cups and a Magners League with the southern province.
'I'm not leaving this place until I win something. I need to win something'
33-year-old Billy Holland has shown resilience over the course his lifelong love affair with Munster.
'We are finally seeing a bit of light': Anthony Foley's wife Olive speaks out two years after his death
The Munster rugby legend passed away in October 2016.
'I look down the back of the bus and there’s Claw, fag in his mouth, puffing away!'
Australian second row John Langford had a major influence on Munster during his three years with the province.
Erasmus hails Munster's heart to edge Racing battle
“The guys’ hearts were really big today and the technique was really sound.”
Keatley's kicks, the architect of Munster defence and more talking points
In tough conditions, the southern province claimed a hard-fought win over Racing 92.
Immense defence and big Murray moment gives Munster win over Racing
For an hour, Munster’s first home outing in Europe looked destined for a stalemate in a gruelling weather-hit contest.
Munster to pay tribute to Anthony Foley before tomorrow's clash with Racing 92
The province are set for a poignant rematch a year after Axel’s passing.
RTÉ will re-show Anthony Foley documentary after large parts of Munster missed it because of Ophelia
The documentary aired on the anniversary of the rugby legend’s death in Paris.
One year on, Anthony Foley's wife recalls how the loss of her husband 'brought us to our knees'
Anthony Foley passed away suddenly one year ago today.
Anthony Foley documentary delivers the emotional story of a legend we can all relate to
Tomorrow will mark a year since Foley’s untimely death and the emotions still feel raw as some of his closest friends and sisters discuss the man who made Munster.
'It will always be the case when we come across this fixture that I’ll think of Axel'
A return to the Aviva Stadium has Leo Cullen and Rassie Erasmus reflecting on the one-year anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing.
'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony
Peter O’Mahony has had a whirlwind year but is now ready to lead the Lions against the All Blacks.
Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final
We went to the Aviva Stadium as Munster tried to claim their first silverware since 2011.
European Player of the Year to receive newly-commissioned Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy
The EPCR is honouring the Munster and Ireland legend with a special tribute.
'An awful lot of it is down to Axel': Flannery's insight into Munster's year
The Munster scrum coach gave a fascinating interview on Sky Sports.
'There were training sessions where we kicked the living sh*t out of each other'
Former Munster wing Anthony Horgan will join the tribute to Anthony Foley next Friday at the RDS.
Anthony Foley's widow accepts lifetime achievement award on his behalf
Olive Foley received the accolade at the Limerick Person of the Year Awards.
'This team is pretty emotionally intelligent' - Erasmus proud of Munster in Paris
The southern province moved to the top of Pool 1 of the Champions Cup with a big win over Racing.
Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup
We were in Paris for Munster’s rescheduled clash with Ronan O’Gara and the French champions.
O'Gara leads the tributes as Racing 92 pay their respects to Anthony Foley
The French side’s rescheduled Champions Cup fixture against Munster is taking place this afternoon.
Munster aim to pay tribute to Foley with performance on return to Paris
Hooker Niall Scannell says Axel remains at the forefront of his mind, even during games.
'Our style of play has Axel written all over it': O'Mahony keeping emotions channelled for return to Paris
“We’re not going to think about Axel any more than we do every other week.”
Rassie ready for 'emotional week' as Munster turn thoughts back to Racing in Paris
Anthony Foley is never far from Munster’s thoughts, and this week will provide more painful reminders.
Leinster pay tribute to Axel on their first visit to Thomond since his death
The eastern province are in Limerick for a Guinness Pro12 clash.
RTÉ produce moving tribute video as Anthony Foley inducted into Hall of Fame
The Munster legend was remembered at this evening’s RTÉ Sports Awards.
Another special night in Thomond Park as Maori All Blacks overawed by Munster
The southern province scored four tries in a resounding victory in front a packed house in Limerick.
Earls glad to see Foley remembered with 'phenomenal' tribute in front of Haka
Axel’s never going to be forgotten. There isn’t a day goes by when we don’t think of him.”
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen pays his respects to Anthony Foley
The Cubs’ lifted a curse in Chicago last night, so perhaps it a sign of things to come for Ireland.
'We want to carry that legacy that Axel left the team with'
Rassie Erasmus’ side pulled off an incredible comeback at Ravenhill last night.
'We are missing Axel at training, at meetings, in the office': Munster still beset with grief
Director of rugby Erasmus is trying to prepare a side to face Ulster after the intensely emotional win over Glasgow Warriors.
Anthony Foley commemorative programmes to be reprinted by Munster
They will be available to buy online and in person.
Anthony Foley's son launches Facebook site asking fans of his father to attend mass
11-year-old Tony Foley’s father passed away tragically last week at the age of 42.
Analysis: Munster deliver the display that Anthony Foley so dearly desired
We pick apart Munster’s five tries at Thomond Park, as well as their superb defence.
'That's the way we can rebuild Munster to where it was' - Erasmus
CJ Stander said the grief over Anthony Foley’s death drove the province to success against Glasgow.
Townsend: 'It seemed like we were playing against 15 and 25,000'
The Glasgow Warriors coach was deeply disappointed with his side’s effort.
14-man Munster pay Axel the ultimate tribute with sensational Thomond Park win
Peter O’Mahony and his men were utterly sublime in scoring five tries against Glasgow.
Munster to wear commemorative 'Axel' jersey for this season's European campaign
The southern province are taking on Glasgow in the Champions Cup this afternoon.