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Nevin Spence: Always With Us

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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby davejohnston » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:14 am

Was just thinking about this today. The doc brings it back - just 22, was a terrible thing.
No matter how much we bitch and moan about Ulster et al, this brings it all back into focus.
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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby Rooster » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:17 am

BaggyTrousers wrote:
Rooster wrote:I'll never forget his try in Bath where he hit the ground with a faceplant and then somersaulted.


Memorable Rooster, but my favourite was the one he scored at Dragons when he took the ball on the burst, scorched through the defence then beat three Dragons into the corner. Jackie used to have it playing on his posts, I used to watch it 4/5 times.

Bring it back JB. >EW

It is in this one as are all of his televised trys
http://uafc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15068
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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby Jackie Brown » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:22 am

Haha, would love too, but it was killing the dial up connections west of the Bann

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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby justinr73 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:20 am

This tragedy occurred just as I was starting to be introduced to UR so I never saw Nevin play. What a talent he clearly was, as well as being a good friend and a beloved family member.

The only minor consolation is that it couldn't have been handled better by all concerned and Emma is certainly an inspirational lady.

We lost my other half's uncle on the farm on Christmas Eve 2015 and her Da is lucky to be around from a previous incident.

I could be wrong but we don't seem to have as many of these awful incidents over here. I read about the lady in Armagh last week. Can more be done to prevent these accidents in NI?
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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby BaggyTrousers » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:27 am

Rooster wrote:
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Rooster wrote:I'll never forget his try in Bath where he hit the ground with a faceplant and then somersaulted.


Memorable Rooster, but my favourite was the one he scored at Dragons when he took the ball on the burst, scorched through the defence then beat three Dragons into the corner. Jackie used to have it playing on his posts, I used to watch it 4/5 times.

Bring it back JB. >EW

It is in this one as are all of his televised trys
http://uafc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15068


Aye it's there a 1min 37. Bullied them in their droves. :cheers:

Recovered this off Bakebook, shows a bit more of it, pace, power & determination, that was Nev.https://www.facebook.com/ulsterrugby/videos/1339707802774982/

Just watched the documentary, very well done. For all we spout about Ulster at times, in respect of Nevin his dad Noel & brother Graeme Ulster seem to have got just about everything right.

Well done indeed to those who put that together. >appl

Clearly, I don't share Emma's beliefs and hopes, but she is a wonderful young lady who is a credit to and an excellent spokesperson for the family and well, I just love her painting of Nevin, there is such life and energy in it. :thumleft:
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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby big mervyn » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:07 am

justinr73 wrote:This tragedy occurred just as I was starting to be introduced to UR so I never saw Nevin play. What a talent he clearly was, as well as being a good friend and a beloved family member.

The only minor consolation is that it couldn't have been handled better by all concerned and Emma is certainly an inspirational lady.

We lost my other half's uncle on the farm on Christmas Eve 2015 and her Da is lucky to be around from a previous incident.

I could be wrong but we don't seem to have as many of these awful incidents over here. I read about the lady in Armagh last week. Can more be done to prevent these accidents in NI?

Probably just that we're a very rural economy here Justin, with a lot of small family farms, and a greater potential for accidents.

It all seems a bit surreal looking back.

RIP Nev :salut:
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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby Rooster » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:40 am

justinr73 wrote:This tragedy occurred just as I was starting to be introduced to UR so I never saw Nevin play. What a talent he clearly was, as well as being a good friend and a beloved family member.

The only minor consolation is that it couldn't have been handled better by all concerned and Emma is certainly an inspirational lady.

We lost my other half's uncle on the farm on Christmas Eve 2015 and her Da is lucky to be around from a previous incident.

I could be wrong but we don't seem to have as many of these awful incidents over here. I read about the lady in Armagh last week. Can more be done to prevent these accidents in NI?
Sadly not a lot can be done and it is no different anywhere else in the world, slurry gases kill, monitors are pretty useless as they trigger too easily at below dangerous levels to actually be much use. Cows run over people, that lady who died went to save her husband who got knocked over and the cow hit her, she has bred cattle for almost 40 years and knew how to handle them and the dangers.
Kids get knocked down by machinery as do adults, the vast majority of equipment has a lot of blind spots if reversing.
Education about dangers is as good as it gets but a lot of work is weather dependent and corners get cut and risks taken, sadly it will never change.
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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby BR » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:35 am

big mervyn wrote:
justinr73 wrote:This tragedy occurred just as I was starting to be introduced to UR so I never saw Nevin play. What a talent he clearly was, as well as being a good friend and a beloved family member.

The only minor consolation is that it couldn't have been handled better by all concerned and Emma is certainly an inspirational lady.

We lost my other half's uncle on the farm on Christmas Eve 2015 and her Da is lucky to be around from a previous incident.

I could be wrong but we don't seem to have as many of these awful incidents over here. I read about the lady in Armagh last week. Can more be done to prevent these accidents in NI?

Probably just that we're a very rural economy here Justin, with a lot of small family farms, and a greater potential for accidents.

It all seems a bit surreal looking back.

RIP Nev :salut:

Rural community, small community. They happen in England too though :(

IIRC a former Northampton player was killed a few weeks after the Spences.
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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby Wee Woman » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:00 pm

BaggyTrousers wrote:
Rooster wrote:
BaggyTrousers wrote:
Rooster wrote:I'll never forget his try in Bath where he hit the ground with a faceplant and then somersaulted.


Memorable Rooster, but my favourite was the one he scored at Dragons when he took the ball on the burst, scorched through the defence then beat three Dragons into the corner. Jackie used to have it playing on his posts, I used to watch it 4/5 times.

Bring it back JB. >EW

It is in this one as are all of his televised trys
http://uafc.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15068


Aye it's there a 1min 37. Bullied them in their droves. :cheers:

Recovered this off Bakebook, shows a bit more of it, pace, power & determination, that was Nev.https://www.facebook.com/ulsterrugby/videos/1339707802774982/

Just watched the documentary, very well done. For all we spout about Ulster at times, in respect of Nevin his dad Noel & brother Graeme Ulster seem to have got just about everything right.

Well done indeed to those who put that together. >appl

Clearly, I don't share Emma's beliefs and hopes, but she is a wonderful young lady who is a credit to and an excellent spokesperson for the family and well, I just love her painting of Nevin, there is such life and energy in it. :thumleft:


Agreed on Emma Spence, she came so close to death herself that day so I have nothing but admiration for her strength and for being able to be the voice of the Spence family since that awful day.
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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby Russ » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:42 pm

Im not sure i can watch this documentary

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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby BR » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:19 pm

Russ wrote:Im not sure i can watch this documentary

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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:06 pm

Tell him Russ.
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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby CIMANFOREVER » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:15 pm

Favourite Nev Spence moment was not any of his Tries ironically, rather his mullering of Chris Robshaw in the preseason again 'Quins just before that fateful season. Pure levelled him. What a hit.
One thing Ulster does seem to be able to do is consistently churn out international standard centres and wingers, and its given me pause to ponder how good he would've been now @ what 27 or so?- would Ireland have needed Payne at 13 post BOD? Nope.
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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby Russ » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:32 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:Tell him Russ.
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Russ wrote:Im not sure i can watch this documentary

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Don't tell me you've got yourself banned from YouTube now too!
Not the thread for this kind of banter

RIP Nev

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Re: Nevin Spence: Always With Us

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:52 pm

Russ wrote:
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:Tell him Russ.
BR wrote:
Russ wrote:Im not sure i can watch this documentary

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Don't tell me you've got yourself banned from YouTube now too!
Not the thread for this kind of banter

RIP Nev

Nevin would probably laugh at the banter .... but perhaps best to keep it on topic :thumleft:

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