Munster head coach Anthony Foley was found dead in his hotel room in Paris.
The shocking news has jut broke on social media.
The IRFU have released the following statement:
It is with deep regret that the Irish Rugby Football Union and Munster Rugby must advise of the passing overnight of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley, at the team hotel in Paris.
Munster Rugby management are liaising directly with Anthony’s family and will provide them with any assistance and support required.
The IRFU and Munster Rugby pass on our deepest sympathies to all of Anthony’s family and friends and ask for privacy for the family at this sad time.
As a mark of respect to Anthony and his family and to support players, management and staff, Muster Rugby have requested that today’s match against Racing 92 be rescheduled.
Munster Rugby thank Racing 92, EPCR, broadcasters and partners, and the many fans who travelled to Paris for their understanding and support at this time.
We regret to announce the sudden passing of @Munsterrugby coach Anthony Foley. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family at this time. RIP
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) October 16, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family right now during this difficult time.