Munster's players and staff have begun the difficult task of beginning to prepare for Saturday's Champions Cup encounter with Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park.

The game, should it go ahead, will be massively overshadowed by the death of Munster head-coach Anthony Foley (42) who passed away in Paris over the weekend as the side prepared for their Pool 1 tie with Racing 92.

The squad gathered in the High Performance Centre at UL today but are following a modified schedule this week. 

Players and management yesterday signed books of condolence at Thomond Park, Irish Independent Park and at other locations across the province. 

Munster have provisionally planned a press conference for Wednesday, where director of rugby Rassie Erasmus and captain Peter O'Mahony will pay further tribute to Foley

In a statement, Munster Rugby insisted that assisting the Foley family continues to be their number one priority.

"The thoughts of Munster Rugby players, management and staff remain with the Foley and Hogan families and assisting them at this time continues to be the priority," the statement read. 

"Funeral arrangements are yet to be finalised, and details will follow once in place.

"Following on from Sunday's initial statement Munster Rugby would like to additionally thank the following parties for their assistance on the day, the staff of the Novotel Suresnes Longchamp Hotel, the local police and emergency services in Paris, Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason and her staff at the Irish Embassy, Aer Lingus support staff at Charles de Gaulle Airport and Declan Keane and his team at the Dublin Airport Authority. 

"At an extremely difficult time, Munster Rugby could not be more grateful for the consideration and compassion shown from the wider community in the past few days and it is most appreciated at this time."

Meanwhile, with the Munster A squad's British and Irish Cup fixture against Doncaster Knights on Saturday has been postponed.

A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.