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Hugely Popular Physio Latest To Leave Ulster After 18-Years Service

Hugely Popular Physio Latest To Leave Ulster After 18-Years Service

Although a tumultuous season for Ulster rugby ended on a somewhat positive note against Ospreys last weekend, the province has suffered further loss today with the departure of popular physio, Gareth Robinson.

Working with Ulster for the past 18 seasons, Robinson tweeted out a brief goodbye message this morning.

Making special note of Nevin Spence, a 22-year-old player with the province when he tragically died in 2012, it was this kind of selflessness that had endeared Robinson so dearly.

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Robinson's surprise departure only adds to the enormous exodus the province will have to contend with ahead of next season.

With their head coach Jonno Gibbes already leaving, both Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding departed the province after the IRFU opted to revoke their contracts earlier this year.

Beyond this, Tommy Bowe, Andrew Trimble and Paul Marshall all retired, while Charles Piutau, Robbie Diack and Callum Black are also on the way out.

The response to Robinson's decision to end his tenure with the province has been met with plenty of shock, gratitude and sadness.

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During a time of great change for the province, this loss seems to have hit many Ulster fans quite hard.

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