Preview | Ulster v Connacht

Preview | Ulster v Connacht

6 months ago

Fixture News

Ulster host Connacht on Friday night, in what will be the first interprovincial derby of the season at Kingspan Stadium.

This is a rescheduled fixture that was originally due to be played on Boxing Day, but was postponed due to Covid-19 cases.

Match Details

🤝 Ulster Rugby v Connacht Rugby
🗓 Friday 4 February, 8.15pm
🏟 Kingspan Stadium
🏆 United Rugby Championship Round 8
📺 Live on BBC NI, TG4 & Premier Sports


A limited number of tickets are still available via the link below.


Referee: Andy Brace (IRFU)
AR 1: Andrew Cole (IRFU), AR 2: Paul Haycock (IRFU)
TMO: Joy Neville (IRFU)

Campaign so far

Ulster currently sit joint second in the URC on 31 points along with Glasgow, with Edinburgh leading the way on 34. The Ulster men have won six of their nine games, with the only defeats coming away to Ospreys, Munster and Connacht.

Connacht are currently in eighth place on 20 points, with four wins and five defeats to date.

» View the full standings

Did you know?

• Ulster have won all their home matches in both the URC and Heineken Champions Cup at Kingspan Stadium this season.

• Ulster’s 20-10 victory in Leinster in November ended a six-game losing run to fellow Irish provinces.

• Connacht have won three of their last four encounters with Ulster.

• Connacht went 58 years without winning in Belfast but have now prevailed on two of their last four visits.

Last Time Out

On 23 October, Connacht inflicted a first defeat of the season on Ulster with a comprehensive 36-11 victory at Aviva Stadium.

Niall Murray, Mack Hansen (2), John Porch and Diarmuid Kilgallen all touched down for Connacht, while Brad Roberts got Ulster's sole try.

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