Nevin Spence will be in Ulster's thoughts during Scarlets tie on anniversary of tragedy
The tragic death of former team-mate Nevin Spence will be on the minds of the Ulster players as they take the field against Scarlets tonight (7.35pm kick-off), according to his old friend Luke Marshall.
The passing of Spence (below), who tragically lost his life in a farming accident alongside his father Noel and brother Graham five years ago today, will be honoured by a minute's silence before kick-off.
And Marshall, who will tonight be wearing the 13 jersey once occupied by Spence, admitted it will be an emotional night for those who knew and played alongside the talented centre.
"It'll definitely be poignant," said 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."
Ulster welcome the league champions to Belfast hoping to maintain their winning start to the season having already seen off Cheetahs and Treviso.