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Munster Supporters 'Blown Away' By Offer From Racing 92

Munster Supporters 'Blown Away' By Offer From Racing 92

Munster fans travel to Paris this weekend as their side take on Racing 92 in a rescheduled Champions Cup tie.

The game was originally slated to be played in October but was postponed due to the tragic passing of head coach Anthony Foley just hours before.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader this week, Ian Buckley, secretary of the Munster Rugby Supporters' Club, told of how members were 'blown away' by a gesture from Racing fans.

Supporters of the Paris club have offered to accommodate their Irish counterparts in their own homes this weekend.

When the offer came in from Racing we, as a committee, were absolutely blown away by it.

It’s different to being put up in a hotel - to invite us into their homes shows the whole human side to it and it brought home to us how much respect that people had in world rugby for Axel for a start and then for Munster fans as well,” Ian continued.

One of our representatives will be going over and presenting a signed shirt to our counterparts in Racing on Saturday. We believe from Racing’s side that they are trying to get as many people as they can from both sides to welcome in both teams into the stadium on Saturday. It’s in the early stages but hopefully it will work out.

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In their guide for the game published on Wednesday, the MRSC declared that the Racing 92 Supporters Club have Munster fans to join them in a Guard of Honour for both teams as they arrive at the Stade Olympique Yves du Manoir.

The Racing 92 Supporters Clubs have asked us to join them in creating a Guard of Honour for both teams as they arrive to the stadium. We would encourage all Munster supporters attending the game join in this show of solidarity with the Racing 92 supporters ahead of KO in this poignant tie. Supporters will be congregating on Rue Paul Bert between 14:30 and 14:45 (French time) to walk together to the stadium entrance at 15:00 to form the Guard of Honour.

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