Belfast Telegraph

In Pictures: Ulster fans at Ravenhill remember Nevin Spence

Applause and tears filled Ravenhill rugby stadium on Friday night as former Ulster player Nevin Spence was remembered with fondness ahead of the team's clash with Glasgow.

The emotional game, the first competitive home match of the season at the newly refurbished stadium, coincided with the anniversary of the tragic death of the 22-year-old Ulster centre.

A year ago on Sunday, Nevin lost his life alongside his father Noel and brother Graham in a slurry tank accident at their Hillsborough farm.

Ahead of the applause, a message boomed out across the stadium saying that the thoughts of everyone involved in Ulster Rugby will remain with the Spence family who "will never be forgotten".

Around the stands, the Ulster Rugby badge was displayed on hoardings with the slogan "from this ground legends are born" – an apt message for the evening, as the memory of Nevin has already become entrenched as a chapter in the club's story.

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