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Ulster Rugby Celebrate Nevin Spence’s Life With Moving Documentary

Ulster Rugby Celebrate Nevin Spence’s Life With Moving Documentary

On September 15, 2012, Nevin Spence tragically passed away along with his father Noel and brother Graham. Five years on, Nevin is still fondly remembered by many people across Ulster, Ireland and beyond.

Ulster Rugby have interviewed some of the people closest to Nevin Spence to hear about his values and characteristics, as well as the legacy that he has left behind. The documentary, launched to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Nevin’s passing, can be watched below:

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Meanwhile, Luke Marshall admits there is much to think about ahead of Friday’s GUINNESS PRO14 game against the Scarlets, as Ulster Rugby is also set to remember Nevin, his father Noel and brother Graham, five years after they passed away.
The rugby world was rocked on September 15, 2012 by the untimely passing of the three men, and Ulster will mark the occasion with a moment of silence just before kick-off.

“It’ll definitely be poignant,” said Ireland centre Marshall. “It’s crazy to think it was five years ago, it feels like it was last week! Remembering Nevin and the tragedy of him, his brother and his dad losing their lives, it’s poignant no matter what time of the year, whether it’s the anniversary or not.

“It will be emotional, but we have to respect the Scarlets and put our minds on the game, and not let it affect us team-wise.”

Indeed, that will be the mindset of the entire Ulster squad ahead of what is likely to be a full-blooded affair. The Llanelli-based outfit are one of two sides, along with Munster, to come away from Belfast with wins in the last two years, and have started the current campaign in much the same fashion to how finished last season.

Ulster was made to work hard for their 21-14 win away to Benetton Rugby last weekend, and Marshall knows his side will have to be at their best to beat the form team in the Championship.

“It’s a challenge. We know most people will have us as underdogs, they’ve two bonus point wins from their opening two games and they’re defending champions. You just have look at their squad and the quality they have, in the back-line particularly, to get an idea of what to expect.

“We’re looking forward to it. We have a point to prove as people are probably doubting us. We need to prove them wrong and go out and get a result,” he added.