2020-21 European Rugby Challenge Cup – Harlequins vs Ulster Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Harlequins vs Ulster taking place? Sunday 4th April, 2021 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Harlequins vs Ulster taking place? Twickenham Stoop, Twickenham

Where can I get tickets for Harlequins vs Ulster? Visit official club websites for ticket information

What television channel is Harlequins vs Ulster on? BT Sport have the rights to televise European Rugby Challenge Cup matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Harlequins vs Ulster? If televised, BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

Harlequins: 15 Tyrone Green, 14 Luke Northmore, 13 James Lang, 12 Paul Lasike, 11 Nathan Earle, 10 Brett Herron, 9 Scott Steele, 8 Tom Lawday (c), 7 Jack Kenningham, 6 Archie White, 5 George Hammond, 4 Hugh Tizard, 3 Will Collier, 2 Elia Elia, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta

Replacements: 16 George Head, 17 Jordan Els, 18 Simon Kerrod, 19 Tevita Cavubati, 20 Matas Jurevicius, 21 Jack Stafford, 22 Ben Tapuai, 23 Ross Chisholm

Ulster: 15 Michael Lowry, 14 Robert Baloucoune, 13 James Hume, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Billy Burns, 9 John Cooney, 8 Nick Timoney, 7 Jordi Murphy (c), 6 Sean Reidy, 5 Kieran Treadwell, 4 Alan O’Connor, 3 Marty Moore, 2 Rob Herring, 1 Eric O’Sullivan

Replacements: 16 John Andrew, 17 Andrew Warwick, 18 Tom O’Toole, 19 Cormac Izuchukwu, 20 Matty Rea, 21 Alby Mathewson, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Ethan McIlroy

THE PREDICTION

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland picked hosts Harlequins as “probably the best team in the draw” earlier this week to take the heat off his travelling side - who perhaps many would argue are certainly the other “best team”. This Sunday game looks set to go off in a big way with Quins looking for a bounce-back win after just narrowly losing to Premiership leaders Bristol last Saturday and Ulster with something to prove after they lost out on the Pro14 play-off final on bonus points alone. Both teams are Challenge Cup title contenders and it is a shame to see them drawn so early in this revamped format but the match should be full of drama and a close-knit affair. For that reason, the hosts to edge a result that goes over 40 points here seems a safer option than a handicap.

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