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.
Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 84th competition game)
Assistant: Ian Kenny, Dunx McClement (both SRU)
TMO: Andrew McMenemy (SRU)
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
|Date||Venue||Edinburgh||Ulster||Edinburgh scorers||Ulster scorers|
|Fri 16 Feb 18||Kingspan Stadium||17||16||Duncan Weir (D) Jason Harries (T) Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (2C) Lewis Carmichael (T)||John Cooney (T/C/3P)|
|Fri 6 Apr 18||BT Murrayfield||20||32||Duncan Weir (T/C/2P) Penalty Try (T)||Iain Henderson (T) John Cooney (T/3C/2P) Charles Piutau (T) Darren Cave (T)|
|Fri 7 Sep 18||Kingspan Stadium||29||30||Tom Brown (T) James Johnstone (T) Simon Hickey (2C/5P)||Will Addison (T) Craig Gilroy (T) John Cooney (T/3C/3P)|
|Fri 12 Apr 19||BT Murrayfield||7||29||John Barclay (T) Simon Hickey (C)||Billy Burns (T) Rob Lyttle (T) Robert Baloucoune (T) John Cooney (3C/P) Jordi Murphy (T)|
|Sat 5 Sep 20||BT Murrayfield (SF)||19||22||Stuart 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 20||BT Murrayfield||14||43||Nathan Chamberlain (2C) Jack Blain (2T)||Stewart Moore (T) John Cooney (2T/4C) Jordi Murphy (T) John Andrew (3T)|
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.
|Last three URC results||26 Mar - Sharks (A) W 21-5||26 Mar - Stormers (A) L 20-23|
|2 Apr - Lions (A) L 9-15||2 Apr - Bulls (A) L 16-34|
|22 Apr - Zebre (H) W 29-26||22 Apr - Munster (H) L 17-24|
|URC 2021/22||7th - W9 D1 L6 - 49pts||5th - W10 D0 L6 - 51pts|
|URC form||lWlwlW (15pts)||wWWllL (15pts)|
|Top try scorer||6 - Emiliano Boffelli||6 - Nick Timoney|
|Top points scorer||82 - Emiliano Boffelli||105 - Nathan Doak|