It is hard to believe that it has been a year since the death of Munster legend Anthony Foley, on the day before their European Champions Cup season was set to get underway in France.
Racing 92 were supposed to be the opponents on that day, and on Saturday they were welcomed to Thomond Park for what shaped up to be a fierce contest, but before a ball was kicked time was taken to acknowledge the anniversary of Axel's untimely death.
Munster confirmed on Friday that both they and Racing 92 were set to hold a minute's applause to mark the occasion, and as expected it was wonderfully honoured as Sky Sports beamed the images into homes all over the UK and Ireland.
A big roar at the end too, the Munster crowd right up for this one.
With the documentary that aired at the start of the week, Foley has been in the hearts and minds of all involved in Irish rugby, and for Munster rugby even more so although there is rarely a day that goes by when he is not missed.
The reaction from Racing when the news initially filtered through saw a bond form between the two clubs, but that will not be on the minds of the players for 80 minutes at least.