Almost 3,000 supporters joined the Ulster squad at Kingspan Stadium on Friday for a Family Open Day in association with Official Charity Partner, Cancer Research UK.
All the players were also on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos and mingle with fans at a range of activities that were available throughout the afternoon.
Other activities taking place in the stadium include an inflatable assault course, bouncy castle, climbing wall, photo booth, face painting, animal farm, archery, dance classes, science experiments, teddy bear hospital, competitions, free giveaways and a barbeque.
The Family Open Day was the final event in Ulster Rugby's 'Kick Cancer into Touch' initiative. So far supporters have raised over £26,000 for Cancer Research UK, not including the proceeds from the sale of tickets for the Open Day.
Ulster Rugby would like to say a special thank you to its partners Cancer Research UK, CD Group, BMW, Eye Feel Good, Forest Feast, Mash Direct and Kukri Sports for making the event possible.
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