Nevin Spence

It is with profound sadness that we learned late last evening of the untimely death of Nevin Spence, who lost his life in a tragic accident on the family farm near Hillsborough earlier in the day.  Nevin’s father, Noel, and his brother, Graham, also died.  His sister Emma is in the Royal Victoria Hospital and our prayer is that she will make a full recovery.

Nevin, 22, made his breakthrough into the Ulster team in 2010 and was one of the rising stars at Ravenhill, playing at centre for the senior side.  He was voted IRUPA young player of the year in 2011, and will be sadly missed by team mates, his many friends and the wider Ulster Rugby public.

On behalf of all in the URSC we extend our condolences to his Mum and the wider family circle.   Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of tremendous sadness.