WATCH: Peter O'Mahony had some beautiful words about Anthony Foley on the Late Late Show 6 months ago

WATCH: Peter O'Mahony had some beautiful words about Anthony Foley on the Late Late Show

Very well said.

Ireland flanker Peter O'Mahony was praised as a hero after last weekend's historic win over the All Blacks, Ireland's first ever on home soil.

The Cork man put in a Trojan display, culminating in a spectacular moment when he prevented a certain try by cherry picking the ball out of a New Zealand player's clutches.

O'Mahony has proved himself to be a class act not just on the field, but off it too, when he spoke of the memory of Anthony 'Axel' Foley on tonight's Late Late Show.

Foley, an Ireland and Munster rugby player and coach, died suddenly at the age of 42 in 2016.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy, O'Mahony said: "Axel has obviously been a huge part of my career, he was my first coach in Munster 20s, his first coaching role. I just missed out on playing with him, the year he finished was my first developmental year so we just missed each other.

"But he started coaching the Munster 20s as I started captaining Munster teams, that was my first Munster team to captain. We had an incredible relationship, and him playing in a similar position, he had an incredible influence on my career.

"He had been with me through all the big parts and the low parts of my career. We think about him every day, not just on big occasions, but on little things. At Munster there's still a huge amount of stuff that we do that he would have driven."