Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s trip to Kingsholm Stadium as we face Gloucester Rugby in Round 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup.
- Date: Saturday 19 December
- Kick-Off: 3:15 pm
- Venue: Kingsholm Stadium
- Competition: Heineken Champions Cup Round 2
- Match Officials: Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (Fra) Assistant Referees: Tom Foley (Eng) Greg Macdonald (Eng) TMO: Rowan Kitt (Eng)
- Live TV: BT Sport 3
Your Ulster Team will be announced on Friday at 12 noon.
- Ulster have won nine of their last 10 Heineken Champions Cup games against Premiership opposition, including their last six in a row – three of those six victories coming by a single point.
- Gloucester and Ulster have met on four occasions in the Heineken Champions Cup, with Gloucester winning three of those four matches.
- Gloucester have won each of their last two home games in the Heineken Champions Cup, this after losing five of their previous six such matches.
- Gloucester’s Seb Nagle-Taylor was one of just two forwards to tally 100+ metres gained (109) on the opening weekend of the Heineken Champions Cup.
NEW TOURNAMENT FORMAT
The 2020/21 Heineken Champions Cup will be competed for by 24 clubs with the eight highest-ranked representatives from the Gallagher Premiership, the Guinness PRO14 and the TOP 14 securing their places.
The clubs were divided into two pools of 12 by means of a draw and the tournament will be played over eight weekends with four rounds of matches in the pool stage followed by a knockout stage consisting of home and away quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final in Marseille on 22 May 2021.
The four highest-ranked clubs in each pool will qualify for the quarter-finals, and the clubs ranked numbers 5 to 8 in each pool will compete in the knockout stage of the Challenge Cup.