Preview | Leinster v Ulster

Preview | Leinster v Ulster

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Match Previews

The United Rugby Championship returns this weekend, and it's a mouth-watering clash as second-placed Ulster make the short trip to Dublin to take on the current table-toppers and interprovincial rivals, Leinster.

Match Details

  • Competition: United Rugby Championship, Round 6
  • Venue: RDS Arena, Dublin
  • Date: Saturday 27 November
  • Kick-off: 8.00pm
  • Match Officials: Frank Murphy (IRFU, 53rd competition game), Assistants: Eoghan Cross, Robert O'Sullivan (both IRFU), TMO: Leo Colgan (IRFU)
  • Live TV: Premier Sports, RTE

Team News

Teams will be announced on Friday at 12 noon.

Did you know?

  • Leinster have won their last six United Rugby Championship matches since their 12-15 defeat to Glasgow at Scotstoun in Round 5 of last season’s Rainbow Cup.
  • The Leinstermen have won their last five home games in the Championship since their 3-27 reversal to Munster at the RDS Arena in the Rainbow Cup in April.
  • Ulster’s five game winning run in the United Rugby Championship ended with their 11-36 loss to Connacht at Aviva Stadium in Round 5.
  • Leinster have lost only one of their last eleven fixtures with Ulster in all competitions and that by a solitary point at Kingspan Stadium in the United Rugby Championship in April 2019.
  • Ulster’s only previous win at the RDS Arena was 22-18 in March 2013.
  • Overall URC head-to-head record: Played 43, Leinster won 33, Ulster won 8 with 2 matches drawn.

Upcoming Home Fixtures

The Ulster men have some huge games coming up at Kingspan Stadium, starting with the eagerly anticipated Heineken Champions Cup tie against Northampton Saints on Friday 17 December.

Over the festive period, Ulster will have two home interprovincial derbies against Connacht and Leinster on Boxing Day and New Year's Day respectively.

Then, on Saturday 22 January, French giants ASM Clermont Auvergne are in town for the potentially curcial final Champions Cup pool stage game.

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