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How to watch Ulster vs Edinburgh plus match preview

We have how to watch Ulster v Edinburgh plus a preview of the match, Ulster has a big task if they are to add to their single League title.

Finishing second in Conference A, they’ve earned a semi-final against Edinburgh. The Scottish side trumped Munster to top Conference B. As a result they have the home advantage for this game.

How to watch Ulster v Edinburgh

Éir Sport 1 are offering this game live. Kick-off from Murrayfield is at 7.35 pm. Coverage begins earlier at 6.45.

Preview of Ulster v Edinburgh

Ulster have lost both of their games since rugby returned. Firstly, Connacht gave them a rude awakening in the Aviva. Dan MacFarland’s side had some good spells in the game. However, the westerners finished stronger for a 26-20 win.

Secondly, they fell to Leinster. With Leinster comfortably on top of the conference, Ulster were up against a rotated side. This went unnoticed though. They looked to be carrying a hangover from their previous defeat. As a result, they lost 28-10. This won’t be too demoralising as Leinster are very much the team to beat in the competition.

Ulster Squad Announcement

Billy Burns returns to captain Ulster at out-half with Ian Madigan an option off the bench. Also, John Cooney will hope to continue his form from scrum-half. Jacob Stockdale remains at 15 after shaking off a knock. Rob Lyttle and Louis Ludik are on the wings. On the other hand, Stuart McCloskey and James Hume continue their partnership in the center.

Alan O’Connor is the only change in the pack. He comes in to join Sam Carter in the second row. Eric O’Sullivan and Tom O’Toole surround Rob Herring in the front row. Finally, Matthew Rea, Jordi Murphy, and Marcell Coetzee complete the scrum.


The Opposition

Likewise, Edinburgh were table toppers in Conference B. Nonetheless, they were lucky to pip Munster.

In their own two games since the restart, they have beaten and lost to rivals Glasgow. For starters, they won 30-15. Then, they were deservedly defeated at home 15-3.

Head Coach Richard Cockerill was happy to see the game as preparation ahead of this weekend. “We have to look at the bigger picture of next Saturday and a semi-final.”

This will be Éir Sport 1’s second Pro14 semi-final of the weekend. They are also covering the Leinster and Munster tie at 19.35 on Friday night.


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