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29 April 2021

A place in the European Challenge Cup Final awaits the winners of the match-up as Ulster take on Leicester Tigers at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Friday evening.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game…

  • Competition: Challenge Cup Semi-Final
  • Venue: Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium
  • Date: Friday 30 April
  • Kick-off: 8:00pm (GMT)
  • Match Officials: Referee: Pascal Gaüzère; Assistant referees: Mathieu Raynal, Alex Ruiz; TMO: Eric Gauzins; Citing Commissioner: Jeff Mark.
  • Live TV: BT Sport 2

Here is how our hosts will line up on Friday night.

Leicester Tigers v Ulster Semi-Final Programme – Special Edition 

  • This will be the first Challenge Cup clash between Leicester and Ulster, however, both sides have met 10 times before in the Heineken Champions Cup.
  • The last time Leicester hosted Ulster in a European competition they lost 13-14.
  • Leicester have won all six of their home games in the Challenge Cup, scoring an average of 5.5 tries per game and an average winning margin of 24 points.
  • Ulster have won both of their two previous semi-final matches in Europe, on the way to winning the Heineken Champions Cup in 1998/99 and also in 2011/12 when they went on to lose to Leinster in the final of the same competition.
  • Leicester are looking to reach a European final for the first time since 2008/09 when they beat Cardiff Blues in a dramatic penalty shootout in the semi-final of the Heineken Champions Cup before losing to Leinster at BT Murrayfield in the final.

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Last Time Out

Ulster booked themselves a Heineken Champions Cup 2019 quarter-final slot courtesy of an epic second-half comeback at Welford Road, closing out the group stage second in Pool Four on 22 points