Leinster coach John Fogarty admits that preparing for this weekend’s Champions Cup tie against Montpellier will be “difficult” as the squad and management come to terms with the tragic passing of Anthony Foley.
Fogarty, originally from Tipperary and a former team-mate of Foley, said that while they must be professional, the build-up will be affected.
“It’s difficult to comprehend where we are now,” former Munster hooker Fogarty told RTÉ Sport.
“We had a coaches meeting this morning, it’s in your head.
“Usually there’s a really strong focus on reviewing the game from the weekend [the home win over Castres] and making sure the preview is good for tomorrow.
“[Anthony’s death is] definitely in there so we’ve got to make sure we’ve got that extra bit of focus with us to deliver this week so that the lads clearly understand what the threat is at the weekend, but it’s going to be tough.”
“There’s a game going ahead on Sunday and we have to prepare for it as best we can,” he said.
“At the same time we’ll all be thinking of him and I’m sure whenever they make arrangements there’ll be a busload of us heading down to pay our respects.
“Until that happens we just have to keep going and take each day as it comes.”
Munster, who are due to play Glasgow on Saturday, will hold a press conference tomorrow. [RTE Sport}