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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Nevin Spence

Last year
Remembering Nevin Spence ten years on: 'It was like losing a brother'
Spence was on the cusp of an international call-up when an accident on the family farm ended in tragedy. Former team-mates relive the anguish of a day that changed their lives.
All time
'They stood up with Nev out there and delivered. It was emotional'
Driven by the memory of the late Nevin Spence, Les Kiss’ Ulster pulled off a stunning victory last night.
Five years on from his death, Ulster produce moving documentary remembering Nevin Spence
This is a poignant and moving watch.
Ulster unveil The Nevin Spence Centre at the heart of new stadium
Almost three years on from the tragic death of the 22-year-old, his province unveiled this fitting tribute.
Munster paid tribute to Nevin Spence before their game with Ulster last Friday
Ulster’s Rory Best tweeted a photo of a plaque that the hosts had dedicated to the late player.
Explainer: The dangers of slurry
Just one breath of ‘rotten egg’ hydrogen sulphide can kill.
Ulster Rugby name new education centre in honour of Nevin Spence
The province made the announcement today, exactly 11 months on from the tragedy on the family’s farm.
Lest we forget: Ulster fans bring memory of Nevin Spence to Melbourne
Nice touch, lads.
Ulster set emotional tone for Pro12 Final with amazing #OurDS video
If this doesn’t get you Ulster fans charged up for Saturday’s clash with Leinster, nothing will.
Spence honoured as Trimble awarded Player of the Year in Ulster
‘Although he is no longer here in person, his spirit continues to inspire and motivate each and every member of the squad.’
"One moment off-balance and my leg was gone"
Farmers involved in agricultural accidents tell their stories to warn others of work hazards.
Young Player of the Year award to be named after Nevin Spence
Ulster’s Rory Best paid tribute to IRUPA for the honour and his dear departed teammate.
'Nevin will never be forgotten' - Henderson plans winning tribute for Spence
The Ulster forward believes his side’s league double over Leinster will inspire the team against Saracens today.
Here are the top 10 most read articles on in 2012
Stabbings at the Swedish House Mafia gig, Ireland’s copyright laws under threat, and topless Kate Middleton – these are the stories you read this year.
RIP: Remembering sports people we lost in 2012
From GAA great Páidí Ó Sé to boxing legend Angelo Dundee we take a look back at some of the many sporting greats that Ireland, and the world, lost this year.
RIP: Remembering those we lost in 2012
From writer Maeve Binchy to astronaut Neil Armstrong, rugby star Nevin Spence to GAA great Páidí Ó Sé, we take a look back at some of the many greats that Ireland, and the world, lost this year.
Chris Henry's journey from 'wee blonde prop' to Ulster captain
The Belfast native will lead his province into tonight’s RaboDirect Pro12 clash with Newport Gwent Dragons.
Muller: Tragedy reminds us just how lucky we are to play rugby
‘The only thing we know how to do is train hard and put a smile on your face by doing what we love.’ Says the Ulster skipper.
'Nobody expects us to get a result in Leinster' - Ian Whitten
The former Ulster winger is enjoying life with Exeter Chiefs and ready to take a few scalps in the Heineken Cup.
VIDEO: BBC Northern Ireland's moving tribute to Ulster's Nevin Spence
The poignant piece was aired before Mark Anscombe’s side played Connacht on at the weekend.
PRO12 Report: Ulster obliterate Cardiff Blues with seven-try salvo
There were two tries apiece for Tommy Bowe and Nick Williams on an emotional night at Cardiff Arms Park.
T Bowe time: Tommy to make his Ulster return against Cardiff
Blues coach Phil Davies hopes to honour Nevin Spence’s memory with a great game as Ulster make their return to rugby following the young centre’s tragic death.
Ian Humphreys: If Ireland don't need Tomás O'Leary they are a very lucky team
The former Ulster player believes his London Irish teammate has been harshly dealt in terms of national selection.
Ulster service to celebrate life of 'talented and committed' Nevin Spence
A special memorial service for the 22-year-old will be held at Ulster’s Ravenhill grounds on Sunday afternoon.
Ulster captain Johann Muller pays tribute to Nevin Spence
“I have no doubt that he would have gone on to play for Ireland on many occasions.”
‘Who are these guys?’ Declan Kidney set to name 30-man Ireland training squad
The Ireland coach will show his hand ahead of the November Series when the IRFU announce the chosen ones.
Opinion: Money makes the Heineken Cup go round
Financial arguments relating to the competition have been overshadowed by the death of Nevin Spence, writes Tom Fox.
Funerals of Nevin Spence, his father and brother, take place in Ballynahinch
Emma Spence, who survived the weekend farming accident, said, “They were not perfect but they were genuine. They were best friends.”
Funerals for three members of Spence family to be held today
Noel Spence and his sons Graham and Nevin were overcome by fumes from a slurry pit at their family farm in Co Down.
Nevin Spence: Rugby fans set to unite in support of family
Rugby supporters in Ireland and beyond are planning to stand up and sing out in tribute to Nevin Spence this weekend.
The Morning Score: Tuesday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning — except for the words to the Champions League theme tune.
Nevin Spence: Ulster v Zebre postponed following star's death
A moment of silence for Spence, his father Noel and his brother Graham will be observed at all RaboDirect Pro12 matches this weekend.
Up and running: Kearney, D'Arcy back in contention for Leinster
Joe Schmidt was happy with the way his side chiselled out a win in Italy this weekend. Edinburgh are next up.
Ulster Rugby open book of condolence for Nevin Spence
The family has issued a statement to say the three Spence men expressed their love for each in their final moments by “trying to help one another”.
VIDEO: Nevin Spence tribute
The rugby community in Ulster and beyond is in mourning at the horrific tragedy that has befallen the Spence family.
Emotional Humphreys pays tribute to Spence
Ulster’s director of rugby says the province will be a poorer place without the young centre.
Clean pair of heels: Jared Payne enjoying Pro12 life at full tilt
The Ulster full-back is finally up and running after an Achilles’ injury scuppered his debut season.
Nevin Spence and sister Emma went to the aid of father and brother
The Ulster rugby player died, along with his father and brother, after entering a slurry pit on the family farm in Co Down.
Nevin Spence: A promising rugby star who stayed close to his roots
There has been an outpouring of grief across the world following the farming accident in Co Down.