Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s trip to Twickenham Stoop as we face Harlequins in Round 16 of the Challenge Cup.
- Date: Sunday 4 April 2021
- Kick-Off: 8 pm
- Venue: Twickenham Stoop
- Competition: Challenge Cup, Round of 16
- Match Officials:Ref: Romain Poite (France) Assis Ref 1: Adam Leal (England) Assis Ref 2: Hamish Smales (England) TMO: Denis Grenouillet (France)
- Live TV: BT Sport 3
🏆 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬
🔄 A number of changes brings opportunity for returning stars & academy products.
— Harlequins 🃏 (@Harlequins) April 2, 2021
- Harlequins and Ulster have faced each other seven times in European competition, all of those meetings coming in the Heineken Champions Cup, with Harlequins winning their first two encounters before Ulster claimed victories in the following five.
- Harlequins have lost only one of their last five games in the Challenge Cup but it was the most recent one, in the 2018/19 semi-final against Clermont Auvergne (27-32).
- Harlequins have won 15 of their last 16 home games in the Challenge Cup including the last three; they have won all three of their home games played against a team from Ireland in the competition, all against Connacht.
- Ulster have won nine of their last 11 European fixtures against Premiership opponents, however, one of their two defeats in that run came in their most recent match v Gloucester.