Leinster will head north this weekend for their United Rugby Championship clash with Ulster. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
When and where is it turned on?
Saturday’s match takes place at Kingspan Stadium in Belfast with kick-off at 7:35pm.
What is team news?
Leinster’s Andrew Porter and Jordan Larmour remain injury-free although both will most likely feature in the Ireland squad for the match against England in any event.
Harry Byrne will have to undergo further evaluation of his rib injury this week before a final call is made about his involvement.
Rory O’Loughlin went through the match against Benetton Rugby without getting sick after recovering from illness. but there are no updates on Will Connors (knee), Ciarán Frawley (face injury), Rónan Kelleher (shoulder), Conor O’Brien (hamstring) and Michael Milne (calf).
James Hume looks set to miss the game as he links back to Ireland ahead of his trip to Twickenham at the weekend.
With Iain Henderson, Kieran Treadwell, Rob Herring, Robert Baloucoune, Mike Lowry and Nick Timoney also joining, Ulster will have to wait until they know who, if any, will return from national service.
Where can I watch the match?
The match will be broadcast live on TG4 & Premier League 1. The match is also being broadcast live on the TG4 app.
What can I read in the construction on Independent.ie?
Leinster returned to the top of the table last weekend with a 61-17 tie against Italy’s Benetton at the Stadio Monigo and Leo Cullen is looking forward to a trip to Belfast after the game.
And if you want to catch the latest Six Nations analysis, you can listen to the latest version of The Left Wing here.
What is the match rate?
Ulster is a slight favorite at 10/11 with even Leinster and tie at 18/1.
What are the coaches saying?
We’ll provide you with updates from Leo Cullen and Dan McFarland once the pre-match press conference is held.
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