Match Day Guide | Ulster v Munster

Match Day Guide | Ulster v Munster

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Ulster v Munster clash at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night, with both sides chasing a spot in the URC playoffs.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the game…

Match Details

🤝 Ulster Rugby v Munster Rugby
🗓 Friday 22 April, 7.35pm
🏟 Kingspan Stadium
🏆 United Rugby Championship Round 16
📺 Live on BBC NI, Premier Sports & RTE


Match tickets are still available via the link below. Note that all tickets must be pre-purchased online as none will be available at the turnstiles.


Referee: Jaco Peyper
AR: Andrew Cole, Paul Haycock
TMO: Brian MacNeice

Team News

Find a lucky spud to win!

Thanks to our partners at Tayto, up to 200 lucky supporters will take home a prize at the Ulster v Munster game on Friday night, including a top prize of £500!

200 numbered potatoes will be placed throughout Kingspan Stadium on Friday evening for supporters to find. To win a prize, simply pick up one of the numbered potatoes - from gates open at 5.35pm until the end of half-time interval - and take it to the Tayto promotional kiosk in the Fan Zone. Your potato number will then be checked and you will win the prize associated with that number.

Among the prizes are the top prize of £500, a signed Ulster Rugby ball, Tayto branded merchandise and Tayto crisps / snacks. Good luck!

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Did you know?

  • Ulster Rugby have lost their last two United Rugby Championship matches and have not lost three successive league games since 2018.
  • The Ulster men have won their last seven matches at Kingspan Stadium in the Championship since Connacht beat them there during last season’s Rainbow Cup.
  • Ulster have won both previous home games they have played against fellow Irish provinces this season.
  • Munster Rugby's only victory in their last four United Rugby Championship encounters was 51-22 against Benetton Rugby in Cork on the 25 March.
  • The Munster men have lost their last four away games in all competitions and have not lost five in succession on their travels since 2006.
  • Munster beat Ulster 18-13 at Thomond Park on the 8 January and have not achieved a Championship season’s double over the men from the North since 2016/17.
  • Munster have lost on the last four occasions they have visited Belfast since their victory there by a solitary point in October 2016.

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COVID-19 - Reduce the risk

First and foremost, please do not travel to Kingspan Stadium if you are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

In line with the latest NI Executive guidance, it is strongly recommended that supporters wear face coverings when indoors. Please also make use of the hand sanitisation stations located throughout the stadium and be distance-aware and respectful of others.

Public Transport

A free Park & Ride bus will operate continually from 5.35pm from Pirrie Park (alight at Onslow Parade) and Montgomery Road (alight at Mount Merrion Avenue). These will return from the same locations after final whistle.

Translink will be operating Rugby Special buses, traveling to and from the Europa Buscentre. For more information, visit

Supporters should also be aware that there is a significant Anti-Protocol rally and associated parade in East Belfast on Friday night.

  • Outward route from 7.30pm: Templemore Avenue, Beersbridge Road, Bloomfield Road, Grand Parade roundabout
  • Return route from 9.15pm: Grand Parade, North Road, Upper Newtownards Road, Newtownards Road, Templemore Avenue

Entering & Exiting the Stadium

Turnstiles will be open from 5.35pm. To ensure the free flow of supporters, please note the following entry and exit points:

• Mount Merrion Ave Turnstiles: Supporters with tickets in Premium, East Terrace, Memorial Stand and Memorial Terrace.

• Onslow Parade Turnstiles: Supporters with tickets in Grandstand, The Promenade (West Terrace), AbbeyAutoline Family Stand and Family Terrace.

What's on at Kingspan Stadium

Fan Zone

  • The Kingspan Stadium Fan Zone will be up and running from gates open at 5.35pm.
  • The Cool FM Crew will provide the pre-match soundtrack as supporters warm up for the game.
  • The Kukri Store will be open from gates open until 30 minutes post-match.
  • The Food Village, Kukri Store and public bars all accept contactless or cashless payments.

Stadium Bars

  • All public bars will be in operation from gates open.
  • The Spirit of '99 and The 1924 bars in the Grandstand will also be open to the public. Gourmet burgers provided by The Yellow Door will be available in both.
  • There will be live entertainment from Brian Giffen in the Clubhouse Bar both pre and post-match.
  • Drinks can be consumed inside the public bars, within the Fan Zone or in your seats / terrace.


  • At half-time, Sparky and Abbey will be throwing signed rugby balls into the AbbeyAutoline Family Stand, so get ready to catch and see which player has signed yours!
  • Also at half-time, the mini rugby players from Belfast Harlequins, BHSFP, Dromore and Carrickfergus will take part in an exhibition game on the pitch.

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