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"Anthony Foley Would Have Wanted It" - Peter Stringer Plays For Sale Hours After Attending Funeral

"Anthony Foley Would Have Wanted It" - Peter Stringer Plays For Sale Hours After Attending Funeral
By Conor Neville Updated

Peter Stringer was never going to miss the funeral of his "protector on the field." He was among the mourners in Killaloe today, there to pay his respects and hear a painfully moving speech from Olive Foley.

Within a few hours, he was back in Sale for their Champions Cup match against Toulon tonight. His coach Steve Diamond spoke about Stringer's motivations.

The tragedy of last weekend everybody knows about. The funeral was today. Strings made it clear that he wouldn't miss the funeral but he also didn't want to miss a game.

Ged Mason, the new owner, put on a private plane and we whipped him in and out.

He said Anthony Foley would have wanted him to play tonight. He got his own motivations from his friendship there.

Here's the clip via BT Sport.

Sale put up to the three-time Champions Cup winners and competition aristocrats before going down in the end. But Stringer's determination to play won plaudits.

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