Munster head coach Anthony Foley dies overnight at hotel

PARIS (AP) Munster head coach Anthony Foley died overnight at the rugby team's hotel in Paris. He was 42.

No further details of Foley's death were given by Ireland's Rugby Federation in a statement on Sunday.

Munster was to play Paris-based Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup on Sunday afternoon, but the match was postponed after Munster requested that it be rescheduled.

Foley had a successful career as a backrow forward, playing 62 times for Ireland and in two World Cups. He played more than 200 games for Munster, captaining the side to European Cup success in the final against Biarritz 10 years ago.

He became head coach two years ago, having previously coached the forwards.

Ireland's rugby federation extends its ''deepest sympathies to all of Anthony's family and friends.''