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Nevin Spence died along with his father and brother at their farm when they fell into a slurry pit (John Dickson/Ulster Rugby/PA)

Nevin Spence died along with his father and brother at their farm when they fell into a slurry pit (John Dickson/Ulster Rugby/PA)

Nevin Spence died along with his father and brother at their farm when they fell into a slurry pit (John Dickson/Ulster Rugby/PA)

Ulster's Pro12 match away to Italian club Zebre on Friday has been called off following the death of Nevin Spence in a farming accident.

The 22-year-old centre died alongside his brother Graham and father Noel in an incident at the family's farm near Hillsborough, County Down, on Saturday.

A moment of silence is to be observed at all of the Pro12 matches being played this weekend. A new date is to be arranged for the fixture in Parma.

The talented player died along with his 30-year-old brother, who was married with two children, and their 52-year-old father.

As well as a book of condolence being opened at Ulster's home in Ravenhill, the IRFU has also encouraged rugby fans to sign a book of condolence at their headquarters at Lansdowne Road in Dublin.

Irish Independent