EPCR Set To Honour Anthony Foley With Top Class Tribute
As a tribute to the late Munster and Ireland legend, Anthony Foley, the EPCR European Player of the Year will receive the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy.
With the agreement of the Foley family and Munster Rugby, EPCR has commissioned a special trophy to honour Anthony’s major contribution to European rugby both as a player and as a coach.
An announcement will be made following today’s European Rugby Champions Cup final between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Saracens at BT Murrayfield. The award winner will receive the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy in addition to a medal and one million air miles from Turkish Airlines.
Five nominees remain in contention for the prized accolade: CJ Stander (Munster Rugby), Owen Farrell and Maro Itoje (both Saracens), Camille Lopez (ASM Clermont Auvergne) and Garry Ringrose (Leinster Rugby).
It is envisaged that in future seasons, the EPCR European Player of the Year will also be presented with the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy.
“This is a fitting way to honour Anthony’s memory. He was a great player and a great leader as well as a galvanising force in Munster’s European odyssey,” said EPCR Chairman, Simon Halliday.
“I would like to thank the Foley family and Munster Rugby for allowing us create this trophy for now and for the future.”
Absolutely wonderful tribute for a true legend of our game.