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    As a tribute to the late Munster and Ireland legend, Anthony Foley, the EPCR European Player of the Year – presented by Turkish Airlines – 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.
    The award winner will be selected by a combination of public vote and a panel of distinguished rugby experts, the player will receive the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy in addition to a medal and one million air miles from Turkish Airlines.
    An announcement will be made following today’s European Rugby Champions Cup final between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Saracens at BT Murrayfield.
    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.”
    Anthony Foley was synonymous with Munster’s compelling journey to the pinnacle of European competition. He made 86 European Cup appearances for the province, played in three finals and famously captained the side to their first final victory in 2006. To this day, he remains the province’s top try scorer in Europe with 23.
    He also played 62 times for Ireland, captaining his country on three occasions, before moving into coaching and eventually taking over as Munster’s Head Coach in 2014. Anthony sadly passed away in Paris last October aged 42 just hours before Munster were due to play their first Champions Cup match of the season against Racing 92.




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    #2
    A great thought for a great man , hope his family are doing well

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      #3
      Any hope CJ may be 1st winner?

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        #4
        Mb i agree

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          #5
          CJ has beaten the ABs and then the Orks in the same season... So if it was an IRB Trophy, I would give it to him from the list that is proposed, without any hesitation.
          But that's an EPCR rophy, and we have three contenders on the pitch today: Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Camille Lopez...
          I am afraid one of those will get it, the winner of the cup probably. Farrell missed crucial kicks, so Itoje if Saries win.
          Anyway, for me the best Machintruc's Cup player is Billy V.
          "To be energetic and self-sufficing is to be happy; but while one desire remains in the heart happiness may not come there. For to desire is to be incomplete: it is the badge of dependence, the signal of unhappiness, and to be freed from that is to be freed from every fetter that can possibly be forged." (James Stephens, Deirdre)

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            #6
            Owen Farrell wins the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy.
            "I don't believe in fairytales," O'Connell once told me, "even though it feels like I've been lucky enough to live through a few. However it ends, I'll feel lucky."
            Donald McRae, Guardian Rugby, October 2015

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              #7
              Originally posted by blackwarrior View Post
              Owen Farrell wins the Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy.
              Well deserved.

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                #8
                Can't disagree with Farrell. I think he may be the 10 vs New Zealand too.

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                  #9
                  He's a very complete player young Farrell, not many flaws to his game and he doesn't get injured.
                  I am the million man.

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                    #10
                    Yes fair dues he has improved his game and while still spiky he is not throwing cheap shots anymore.


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                      #11
                      Phenomenally good player. I'm still inclined to have him at 12 alongside Sexton, but when you see the timing of his passes right on the gain-line it's hard to argue he doesn't deserve to start in his natural position.

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