Muller: Ulster Rugby ready to return playing

Ulster captain Johann Muller has said his side are ready to return to playing Rugby following the Spence family tragedy.

The Rugby community and Sport in general was left devastated following the tragic death of Ulster back Nevin Spence, his father and Brother in a farming accident on the 10th September.

Ulster’s clash with Italian side Zebre was postponed in the aftermath of the deaths however Muller has now revealed that the players are ready to get back on the field of play “It has been an incredibly tough time, incredibly emotional, but Nevin would have wanted us to carry on and try to continue enjoying what we do.

“The strength shown by Nevin’s mum and sisters is inspiring,” said the Springbok international.

“The Ulster squad has taken a huge amount of comfort from that.”

“I believe everything in life happens for a reason and the faith and belief shown by the Spence family has been wonderful,” Muller added

Ulster coach Mark Anscombe believes that his players will find some solace from being together as a group “The lads feel comfortable around each other and they know they are among friends – it’s easier for them to be together.

“The support we have received from the rest of the rugby community is amazing.

“We respect everything that has happened but we have a job to do and we have to move on and perform well, as Nevin would have wanted.

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