ULSTER head into the European Champions Cup Last 16, second leg against Toulouse at Kingspan Stadium this Saturday (8pm, live on BT Sport) with a 26-20 advantage having come through a thriller last weekend.
AS far as challenges go, they don’t come much bigger than a trip to face the European champions and that’s what Ulster face on Saturday (3.15pm, live on BT Sport) as they travel to face Toulouse in the first leg of their Champion’s Cup Round of 16 tie.
THE first of two games on South African soil take place for Ulster on Saturday (1pm) when they take on the DHL Stormers, aiming to be the first northern hemisphere team to win in Cape Town this season.
IT has been quite some time since Ulster have scored home and away victories over Leinster in the same season, but the motivation to overtake their rivals into top spot in the URC table is what will be the main driving force on Saturday.
AFTER a week to recharge the batteries following their victory over the Dragons in the most testing of conditions, Ulster return to home soil on Friday night for another Welsh test as Cardiff come to town (7.35pm, live on BBC2).
WITH just two points separating there top four in the United Rugby Championship (URC) and Munster six off the top with a game in hand, already it is clear there will be little margin for error in the race to the playoffs.
WITH their place in the knockout stage of the European Champions Cup already assured, the question for Ulster is whether they can round off their pool fixtures with a 100 per cent record when they host Clermont Auvergne on Saturday (5.30pm, live on BT Sport).
WITH two wins from two in the European Champions Cup, Ulster will be aiming to complete not one, but two hat-tricks as they head to face Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens on Sunday (3.15pm, live on BT Sport).
HAVING had to pull the plug on their two inter-provincial fixtures over the festive period, Ulster will hope to get back in action when hit the road to Limerick on Saturday to face Munster at Thomond Park (kick-off 7.35pm, live on Premier Sport).
AFTER a successful fortnight in Europe, it’s back to domestic action for Ulster as they begin the first of a trio of inter-pro games when they host Connacht at the Kingspan Stadium on St Stephen’s Day (5.15pm, live on BBC).