The Maori All Blacks have paid their respects to the late Anthony Foley with a kind pre-match gesture.

Before performing the haka, captain Ash Dixon marched to halfway and laid down a Maori All Blacks jersey with Foley's initials, "AF" on the back before retreating back to his side.

Ash Dixon lays down the Anthony Foley jersey at midfield. Photo / Getty
Ash Dixon lays down the Anthony Foley jersey at midfield. Photo / Getty

Following the haka, Dixon ensured the jersey found it's way into the right hands, presenting it to Foley's sons.


This comes one week after the Irish men's team paid tribute to Foley by forming a figure of 8, led by Munster players CJ Stander, Simon Zebo, Conor Murray and Donnacha Ryan, to face the All Blacks Haka.

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Foley played 13 years for Munster, and coached them from 2014 until his sudden death in October. He was 42.