Leinster vs Ulster details for the game later today

Leinster vs Ulster details for the game later today

Leinster take on Ulster at 7.35pm in the RDS later today

The game will see a number of internationals who played in the Autumn Series for Ireland return to their sides for the first time.

Leinster have won all eight of their games in the URC this week, Ulster have won six of their seven games to date. Their only defeat came to Leinster in September in a 13-20 defeat.

Ulster have a game in hand over Leo Cullen's league leaders. A win today would give them a massive boost in the hunt for URC silverware.

Here are more details for the game later today

When is it on?

Saturday, December 3rd

What TV station is it on?

Fans can tune in on Sky (412, 421), Virgin TV (551, 552), or online via Amazon Prime or the Viaplay app from start to finish – you can subscribe now at viaplay.com to watch all 151 games live for less than £1 a game.

The match will also be show live on TG4. SuperSport have the broadcasting rights in South Africa, while URC.tv will show the game in other regions.

What time does it start?

Kick off is at 7.35pm

What time does coverage start?

Coverage on TG4 starts at 7pm, while coverage on Viaplay starts at 7.00pm.

Where is it on? 


Can I still get tickets

Tickets can be found here.

Odds for the game


Teams for the game


Fullback: 15. Hugo Keenan

Winger: 14.Jimmy O'Brien

Centres: 13. Garry Ringrose, 12. Jamie Osborne

Winger: 11. James Lowe;

Outhalf: 10. Ross Byrne, 9,. Jamison Gibson-Park;

Front row: 1., Cian Healy, 2. Ronan Kelleher, 3. Michael Ala'alatoa;

Second row: 4. James Ryan, 5. Jason Jenkins;

Backrow: 6. Ryan Baird, 7. Josh van der Flier, 8. Jack Conan

Replacements: Dan Sheehan, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Furlong, Ross Molony, Caelan Doris, Nick McCarthy, Charlie Tector, Liam Turner.


Fullback: 15. Michael Lowry

Winger: 14.Ethan McIlroy

Centres: 13. James Hume 12. Stuart McCloskey

Winger: 11. Stewart Moore

Outhalf: 10.Billy Burns :9. John Cooney

Front row: 1., Andy Warwick, 2. Tom Stewart 3. Marty Moore

Second row: 4. Alan O’Connor, 5. Kieran Treadwell

Backrow: 6., Iain Henderson (captain), 7. Marcus Rea, 8. Nick Timoney.

Replacements: Rob Herring, Callum Reid, Tom O’Toole, Sam Carter, Duane Vermeulen, Nathan Doak, Jacob Stockdale, Matty Rea.

Where are both teams in the URC table?

Leinster are first in the URC table, two places ahead of third placed Ulster, but they have a game in hand over their rivals.

What happened last time the sides met ?

Leinster travelled to Belfast in September to face Ulster, Leo Cullen's men won 13-20 that day.

Tries from  Ryan Baird and Dan Sheehan helped Leinster beat an unbeaten Ulster.

Ross Byrne scored two penalties and two conversions

What have the coaches said ?

Leo Cullen: South Africa win the World Cup in 2019 and there are a lot of teams start to adopt the game that they play which is very much territory based game, set-piece focused.

“So you’ve got to respect the fundamentals of the game because if you’re going to win playing like that, you have to be able to counteract the things that they do.

“Ulster come with that type of game. They’ll play territory but go hard around the breakdown, try and win turnover penalties, kick to the corner and you’ll see the stats, they score a lot of tries from their maul.

“That’s the game that it is, South Africa win the World Cup, it’s a very similar type of game. The way they defend is slightly different.

“But that’s the game plan that (Ulster coach) Dan (McFarland) has tried to implement there so you need to be ready for…what are the opposition trying to do to us?”

Dan Mcfarland: "We know Leinster well as a team, and that night, compared to games in the previous seasons, there were key areas which we didn't get right and we will look to address that this time.

"We came back into the game well that night but we had left ourselves far too much to do.

"So it is pretty clear that we can't afford to start that slowly again.

"I don't think there's a tougher task in club rugby at the moment.