• Home
  • /
  • Rugby
  • /
  • How To Watch Ulster v Connacht In The Rainbow Cup

How To Watch Ulster v Connacht In The Rainbow Cup

How To Watch Ulster v Connacht In The Rainbow Cup
By Eoin Harrington
Share this article

The Pro14โ€™s new โ€˜Rainbow Cupโ€™ competition gets underway this weekend. It was originally intended to include the South African teams involved in the Pro14, but they have been forced to pull out due to the COVID restrictions in place in Britain and Ireland. Nonetheless, there are plenty of exciting games upcoming and we have all the info you need on how to watch the Rainbow Cup game between Ulster and Connacht.

What is the Rainbow Cup?

The Rainbow Cup was devised as a cross-continental competition with four Irish, four Welsh, four South African, two Scottish, and two Italian teams. It was intended to give the South African teams much-needed competitive action ahead of this summerโ€™s Lions tour.

However, due to issues surrounding visa clearances, the South African teams were forced to withdraw mere days before the Cupโ€™s beginning. Whatโ€™s left is a slightly reformatted Pro14 competition, with only the 12 northern hemisphere teams to play in two conferences. The winners of the two conferences will contest a final in June.

Where will Ulster v Connacht take place?

Ulster host Connacht at Kingspan Ravenhill in Belfast. The game will be played behind closed doors.

When will Ulster v Connacht kick-off?

Recommended

Ulster v Connacht kicks off at 8:15pm on Friday April 23rd.

How to watch Ulster v Connacht in Ireland?

Eir Sport are the host broadcasters for the game, with their live coverage starting at 8pm. TG4 will have deferred coverage of the game later in the evening, with their coverage kicking off at 10:25pm.

How are the two teams looking?

Ulster have the Challenge Cup semi-finals to look forward to in the coming weeks, after their dramatic win over Leicester in the quarter-finals. Ulster and Connacht finished second in their conferences in the Pro14, but they were both a long way off the pace of Leinster and Munster at the top.

Advertisement

Who's playing in the game?

Advertisement

Advertisement

Are there any other games on?

Leinster v Munster on Saturday evening is the headline fixture for Irish fans this weekend. Eir Sport are showing that game live as well, with kick-off from the RDS at 7:35pm. Edinburgh v Zebre is the other game on Friday night, with eir Sport again carrying live coverage.

SEE ALSO: Former Lions Captain Backs Maro Itoje To Fill The Role In South Africa

Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Share this article

Copyright ยฉ 2023. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com

Advertisement