Match Day Guide: Ulster v Connacht

Match Day Guide: Ulster v Connacht

Here’s everything you need to know if you’re attending Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 quarter-final game against Connacht at Kingspan Stadium (kick off 5.35pm / gates open at 3.00pm).

TEAMS

Ulster Rugby
(15-9): Michael Lowry; Robert Baloucoune, Luke Marshall, Stuart McCloskey, Rob Lyttle; Billy Burns, John Cooney;
(1-8): Eric O’Sullivan, Rory Best (captain), Ross Kane, Iain Henderson, Kieran Treadwell, Nick Timoney, Jordi Murphy, Marcell Coetzee;
Replacements: Rob Herring, Andy Warwick, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor, Sean Reidy, Dave Shanahan, Darren Cave, Angus Kernohan.

Connacht
(15-9): Tiernan O’Halloran; Stephen Fitzgerald, Tom Farrell, Bundee Aki, Matt Healy; Jack Carty, Kieran Marmion;
(1-8): Denis Buckley, Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Gavin Thornbury, Eoin McKeon, Colby Fainga’a, Jarrad Butler (captain);
Replacements (16-23): Shane Delahunt, Peter McCabe, Conor Carey, Eoghan Masterson, Paul Boyle, Caolin Blade, Tom Daly, Darragh Leader.

 

TICKET INFO

A limited number of tickets are available from £20 for adults and £14 for juniors. To purchase tickets, simply click here or contact the Ulster Rugby Ticket Office for more information – (028) 9049 3222 (option 2).

Tickets will be available on the gate from 3.00pm on Saturday, but it is recommended to book in advance for best available tickets and to avoid queues.

 

TRAVEL AND SECURITY NOTICE

Useful links

Stadium regulations

Stadium FAQs

Map and travel advice

 

FAREWELL TO DEPARTING PLAYERS

Rory Best and Darren Cave are set to make their final appearances at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday.

The duo, who have made a combined total of 446 appearances for Ulster to date, have both announced that they will retire from club rugby at the end of the current season.

After the game, supporters will have the opportunity to pay tribute to both players.

You can tweet your messages of thanks to @UlsterRugby by using #ThanksRory and #ThanksCavey.

 

MUNSTER v BENETTON SCREENING

The PRO14 quarter-final between Munster and Benetton will be shown in the stadium from when gates open at 3.00pm. Please note that due to security arrangements, the match will be shown on screens in the the Scrum and Lineout bars only until 3.15pm, after which the full stadium will be in operation.

 

MEET THE PLAYERS

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Kirsty McMurray from our radio partner Cool FM / Downtown Radio will be on stage in the Fan Zone with some music and entertainment, which includes Q&A sessions with Jacob Stockdale and Will Addison.

We’ll also have the RiverRock Passing Challenge in the Fan Zone and live music from Kevin Sage in the Clubhouse Bar.

 

TAYTO GIVEAWAY

Tayto are undertaking sampling activity of their new crisp product, ‘The Big Cheese’, with 5,000 packets being given away!

Supporters will have the opportunity to sample the crisps in the Fan Zone at the two main entrance/exit points pre and post-match, as well as during half time in the bar areas.

 

VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

You can experience Ulster Rugby’s first virtual reality (VR) project, supported by Bank of Ireland, at Saturday’s game.

The 3-minute clip features highlights of the players’ pre-match routine, including the team talk by captain Rory Best, as well as on-pitch action and reaction from the crowd.

Please visit the Seminar Room, which is accessed through the side entrance of the Abbey Insurance Family Stand, before the match.

Click here for more information.

 

HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A MATCH NIGHT…