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

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THE FACTS

When is Leicester Tigers vs Ulster taking place? Friday 30th April, 2021 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Leicester Tigers vs Ulster taking place? Welford Road, Leicester

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

What television channel is Leicester Tigers 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 Leicester Tigers vs Ulster? If televised, BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

THE TEAM NEWS

Leicester Tigers: 15 Freddie Steward, 14 Guy Porter, 13 Matias Moroni, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 George Ford, 9 Richard Wigglesworth, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Hanro Liebenberg, 6 George Martin, 5 Calum Green, 4 Harry Wells, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Tom Youngs (c), 1 Ellis Genge

Replacements: 16 Charlie Clare, 17 Luan de Bruin, 18 Joe Heyes, 19 Tomas Lavanini, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Ben Youngs, 22 Zack Henry, 23 Kini Murimurivalu

Ulster: 15 Jacob Stockdale, 14 Rob Baloucoune, 13 James Hume, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Ethan McIlroy, 10 Billy Burns, 9 John Cooney, 8 Nick Timoney, 7 Jordi Murphy, 6 Matt Rea, 5 Iain Henderson (c), 4 Alan O’Connor, 3 Marty Moore, 2 Rob Herring, 1 Eric O’Sullivan

Replacements: 16 John Andrew, 17 Andy Warwick, 18 Tom O’Toole, 19 Kieran Treadwell, 20 Sean Reidy, 21 Alby Mathewson, 22 Michael Lowry, 23 Will Addison

THE PREDICTION

Leicester Tigers have lost back-to-back Premiership games after an excellent run of form prior to the European break but they can focus fully on this knockout match against the Pro 14’s Ulster on Friday night. The Tigers lost to rivals Northampton Saints 18-23 at home last Saturday but they have typically been excellent at Welford Road, including in both of their recent Challenge Cup wins against Connacht and Newcastle Falcons. Travelling Ulster, though, are a level above and have plenty of time to prepare for this semi-final with their domestic season over. Both of their recent Challenge Cup wins came away from home at Harlequins and Saints to suggest they will have more than enough to reach the final here. They lost in the Rainbow Cup last Friday to visiting Connacht but should have their total attention on this match. Ulster beat Northampton by eight points last month and can cover -5 in victory here.

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