The last-ever Pro 14 champions Leinster look to go for five-in-a-row this season in the inaugural URC campaign. They have dominated the league in every format for the last decade and with a squad as deep as Leinster's, it's easy to see why. They take on the Vodacom Bulls in the Aviva Stadium. This is the Bulls first season playing northern hemisphere club rugby and they'll definitely be a hard team to beat. This is everything you need to know ahead of the match, including how to watch Leinster vs Bulls on tv.
When is Leinster vs Bulls?
Leinster take on the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday in the Aviva Stadium with kick off at 5:15pm
How To Watch Leinster vs Bulls on TV?
Leinster vs Bulls is on TG4 with their coverage starting at 4:50pm.
The game is also on Premier Sports 1 with coverage starting at 5pm.
You can also watch it on demand if you subscribe to URC TV.
How are both sides set?
There's been a plethora of injury returns for Leinster to start this season. Conor O'Brien, Max Deegan, James Lowe and Jamison Gibson-Park all returned in the friendly against Harlequins and are available for Saturday. Likewise, Irish internationals Dan Leavy, Garry Ringrose and Andrew Porter have returned to training along with Nick McCarthy and Ciarán Frawley.
🎥 | After 11 months out injured, @MaxDeegan is looking forward to this weekend's #URC opener against Vodacom Bulls. 🙌
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— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) September 20, 2021
Likewise the Vodacom Bulls have a few players returning to their squad. They signed Johan Goosen, and brothers Bismark and Jacques Du Plessis from Montpellier this summer as they look to make an impact in the URC. The Bulls have won the last 2 Currie Cups and are very strong, even with the loss of Duane Vermeulen. Former Ulster back row and player of the year Marcel Coetzee is in the touring squad.
These two sides are among the strongest teams in the URC this season. Both have the habit of winning in recent years and we could see these two sides face each other later in the season for the title. Check in on Balls.ie every for info on how to watch Leinster.