Match Preview: Ulster

Match Preview: Ulster

Get the latest ahead of Saturday evening's United Rugby Championship Round 17 match against Ulster at DAM Health Stadium (30 April, kick-off 7.35pm) with this week's Match Preview.

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How to watch

The match is live on Premier Sports from 7.20pm, ahead of a 7.35pm kick-off.

You can can also keep up with minute-by-minute updates via the Galbraith Match Centre.


Match officials

Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 84th competition game)
Assistant: Ian Kenny, Dunx McClement (both SRU)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)


Team news

Your Edinburgh team to face Ulster will be announced tomorrow (Friday 29th April) at midday across the club's social media channels.


Overall URC record

Played 36, Edinburgh won 11, Ulster won 25

Recent meetings

DateVenueEdinburghUlsterEdinburgh scorersUlster scorers
Fri 16 Feb 18Kingspan Stadium1716Duncan Weir (D) Jason Harries (T) Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (2C) Lewis Carmichael (T)John Cooney (T/C/3P)
Fri 6 Apr 18BT Murrayfield2032Duncan Weir (T/C/2P) Penalty Try (T) Iain Henderson (T) John Cooney (T/3C/2P) Charles Piutau (T) Darren Cave (T)
Fri 7 Sep 18Kingspan Stadium2930Tom Brown (T) James Johnstone (T) Simon Hickey (2C/5P)Will Addison (T) Craig Gilroy (T) John Cooney (T/3C/3P)
Fri 12 Apr 19BT Murrayfield729John Barclay (T) Simon Hickey (C)Billy Burns (T) Rob Lyttle (T) Robert Baloucoune (T) John Cooney (3C/P) Jordi Murphy (T)
Sat 5 Sep 20BT Murrayfield (SF)1922Stuart McInally (T) Chris Dean (T) Jaco van der Walt (2C) Darcy Graham (T)Rob Herring (T) Billy Burns (C) Rob Lyttle (T) John Andrew (T) Ian Madigan (C/P)
Mon 30 Nov 20BT Murrayfield1443Nathan Chamberlain (2C) Jack Blain (2T) Stewart Moore (T) John Cooney (2T/4C) Jordi Murphy (T) John Andrew (3T)


Key stats

Edinburgh’s last six matches in the United Rugby Championship have been evenly split with three wins and three defeats.

Edinburgh’s record at DAM Health Stadium in all competitions is won nine, drawn one.

Edinburgh have achieved just three victories over Irish provinces since November 2019, but all three wins were against Connacht.

Ulster have lost their last three United Rugby Championship matches and excluding unplayed fixtures have not lost four in a row in the Championship since 2011.

Ulster have won their last six matches against Scottish opponents since Glasgow beat them 50-20 at Scotstoun in the United Rugby Championship semi-final in May 2019.

Ulster have won their last six matches against Edinburgh since the Scotsmen’s 17-16 victory in Belfast in February 2018.


Current form

ComparisonEdinburghUlster
Last three URC results26 Mar - Sharks (A) W 21-526 Mar - Stormers (A) L 20-23
2 Apr - Lions (A) L 9-152 Apr - Bulls (A) L 16-34
22 Apr - Zebre (H) W 29-2622 Apr - Munster (H) L 17-24
URC 2021/227th - W9 D1 L6 - 49pts5th - W10 D0 L6 - 51pts
URC formlWlwlW (15pts)wWWllL (15pts)
Top try scorer6 - Emiliano Boffelli6 - Nick Timoney
Top points scorer82 - Emiliano Boffelli105 - Nathan Doak

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