Special Anthony Foley Six Nations Tribute Game Planned

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An Irish Legends XV will face England in memory of Anthony Foley on the eve of Ireland’s Six Nations clash with England.

The special exhibition game will take place on Paddy’s Day at the RDS on the eve of Ireland and England’s potential mammoth Grand Slam decider at the Aviva.

This is the eight time the annual curtain raiser goes ahead with 2017 set to be the biggest in recent memory with the likes of Paul O’Connell and Gordon D’Arcy set to line out for the Irish, with Mike Tindall and Mark Cueto on board for the English.

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“We started this fixture back in 2009 and it has grown every year, raising over £500,000 for charity,” Former Leinster an d Ireland hooker Shane Byrne said.

“However, this time around it will take on added significance – Anthony played in this game before and I know that he would have loved another crack at the English.

“They have had the upper hand of late, but we have plenty of Irishmen waiting to take the fight to them for one last time in a green jersey.”

Tickets for the legends game are priced at €10 and are available on Ticketmaster