All you need to know: Ulster v Connacht

18 December 2023

All you need to know: Ulster v Connacht

We are back in BKT United Rugby Championship action this week and its a big one! An interprovincial derby against Ulster up in Kingspan Stadium.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Friday’s game.

When’s the game?

Kick-off is 7.35pm on Friday 22nd December.

What’s the state of play so far?

After two defeats in the Champions Cup Connacht will be looking to bounce back this Friday and climb above Ulster in the URC table. Connacht currently sit 8th after four wins from their opening seven games.

Ulster will be full of confidence ahead of this derby after a good win at home over French side Racing 92 at the weekend in the Champions Cup. Like Connacht, Ulster have won four of their seven games in the URC and sit in 7th place one point above Connacht with an extra bonus point.

How’s our recent record against them?

Our most recent meetings with Ulster.

  • CON 22-20 ULS
  • ULS 10-15 CON
  • CON 20-22 ULS
  • ULS 36-10 CON
  • ULS 32-12 CON

How will the two teams line up?

The Connacht management team will announce their squad on Thursday at midday when it will be named on and the Connacht Rugby social channels.

Connacht top try scorers 2023/24:

5 - Diarmuid Kilgallen and Caolin Blade

2 - Cathal Forde, Cian Prendergast, Joe Joyce and Shamus Hurley-Langton

1 - Bundee Aki, David Hawkshaw, Dylan Tierney-Martin, JJ Hanrahan, Sean O'Brien, Tadgh McElroy, Tiernan O'Halloran and Tom Farrell

How do I get tickets?

Tickets avilable through Ulster.

What channel is it on?

TV viewing on TG4.