After a successful victory in Clermont Ulster return to Ravenhill where they host Northampton Saints in the second round of the Heineken Champions Cup. With only one loss all season Ulster will be hoping to go deep in Europe and winning at home is always a good place to start. Here's all the match details and how to watch Ulster vs Northampton Saints.
How to watch Ulster vs Northampton Saints
Ulster face Northampton Saints on Friday 17th December and kick off is at 8pm.
The match is live on BT Sport 2 from 7:15pm.
Ulster had a historic victory away in Clermont on Saturday to get their Champions Cup campaign off to the perfect start. Tries from Stuart McCloskey and Nick Timoney and 5 penalties from the boot of John Cooney gave Ulster the win. The match also saw the first glimpses of Duane Vermuelen in and Ulster jersey. The Springbok was very impressive considering he had only one training session with the squad before the match.
Iain Henderson returns to the starting lineup to captain Ulster. Marty Moore also returns to start at tighthead while Duane Vermuelen gets a chance to start his first match in Ravenhill.
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The Ulster #HeinekenChampionsCup match-day squad to host @SaintsRugby on Friday has been named 🤩
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— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) December 16, 2021
Northampton were hammered at home last Friday when Finn Russell and Racing 92 ran riot in Franklin Gardens, wining 45-14. It was a disappointing evening for all involved with Northampton but they'll want to keep their Champions Cup hopes alive with a big win away in Ulster.
Dan Biggar limped off against Racing and won't be playing in Belfast as George Furbank comes in to start at 10. Fullback Ahsee Tuala starts his first game of the season as six changes are made from their loss to Racing.
Your Saints side to play Ulster in the @ChampionsCup on Friday evening 😇
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— Northampton Saints 😇 (@SaintsRugby) December 16, 2021