Match Day Guide | Ulster v Munster

Match Day Guide | Ulster v Munster

26 days ago

Fixture News

All eyes are on Kingspan Stadium for the first ever United Rugby Championship Quarter-Final.

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

Match Details

🤝 Ulster Rugby v Munster Rugby
🗓 Friday 3 June, 7.35pm
🏟 Kingspan Stadium
🏆 United Rugby Championship Quarter-Final
📺 Live on Premier Sports, TG4, SuperSport & URC TV

Tickets

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.

Officials

Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU, 10th league game)
AR: Hollie Davidson (SRU), Ben Blain (SRU)
TMO: Marius van der Westhuisen (SARU)

Team News

Digital Match Programme

Download the official Ulster Rugby app

Whether you are at Kingspan Stadium or following along from home, the official Ulster Rugby mobile app delivers the most immersive live match stats straight to your hand.

You can also enable push notifications so you never miss a score!

» Download from the Apple App Store

» Download from the Google Play Store

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Did you know?

  • Ulster Rugby have won their last two United Rugby Championship fixtures since losing to today’s opponents, Munster, at Kingspan Stadium on 22 April. This is Ulster’s only home defeat in the Championship this season.
  • Kingspan Stadium has hosted three previous play-off matches in the United Rugby Championship with Ulster winning all three, against Neath in the 2001 quarter-final, Scarlets in the 2013 semi-final and Connacht in the 2019 European Cup play-off fixture.
  • Munster Rugby have won only three of their last seven United Rugby Championship encounters, with two of those being in Cork.
  • The Munstermen have won only once away from home in any competition since late January, on their visit to Ulster in Round 16.
  • Munster have lost all seven away games they have played in the play-off stage of the United Rugby Championship.
  • Munster have won their last three matches against Ulster since the Ulstermen’s 15-10 victory in Belfast on 2 January 2021.
  • The two rivals have met just twice before in United Rugby Championship play-off competition, both semi-finals, in 2001 and 2003 with Munster victors on both occasions, 15-9 at Lansdowne Road and 42-10 at Thomond Park respectively.

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.

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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 translink.co.uk/ulsterrugby.

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.

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What's on at Kingspan Stadium

Fan Zone

  • The Kingspan Stadium Fan Zone will be up and running from gates open at 5.35pm.
  • Pick up your match day clapper at the turnstiles and make some noise for the Ulster men!
  • 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.
  • There will be live entertainment from Stevie Watters in the Clubhouse Bar both pre and post-match.
  • In the A&L Goodbody Premium Lounge, Jacob Stockdale will preview the big match at 6.15pm before Amy Montgomery takes over with live entertainment from 6.30pm. Food service from The Yellow Door will begin at 6.15pm until kick-off.
  • Drinks can be consumed inside the public bars, within the Fan Zone or in your seats / terrace.

Half-Time

  • 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!
  • We will be acknowledging the Ulster players who will leave the club at the end of the season, and they will be interviewed on the pitch.
  • Also at half-time, we will have tag rugby exhibition games on the pitch.

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