SOUTH Africa wasn’t much of a happy hunting ground for Ulster last season, so the aim will be to reverse those fortunes as they get ready for the first of two away games in the United Ruby Championship ever the next couple of weekends.
IT’S just the third game of the United Rugby Championship (URC) season but it is already one of the marquee fixtures for Ulster as they host Leinster at the Kingspan Stadium this evening (Friday, 7.35pm, live on BBC2 and RTE).
IT’S the final straight in the United Rugby Championship with the eighth remaining clubs three wins from the title and on Friday at the Kingspan Stadium, Ulster and Munster will battle it out to remain in the hunt from silverware.
ULSTER boss Dan McFarland says that his side’s must win game against the Cell C Sharks on Friday has a “playoff type feel to it” given the prize of home advantage for the winner in the upcoming United Rugby Championship playoffs.
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.