Ulster V Zebre will see the first of the Irish provinces get their season back underway after the international break as they aim to get right back where they left off. After a successful November series for Ireland, the focus is now back on the URC as provinces begin a key period of their season. Ulster have lost just one game all season and will look to continue the momentum they had going into the international break. While Zebre have showed some positive signs their results haven’t reflected it as they lie in 16th in the table.
Here is all the information you need ahead of Ulster V Zebre.
When Is Ulster V Zebre?
Ulster V Zebre is this Friday, with kick-off at Kingspan at 7.35.
How Can I Watch Ulster V Zebre?
Ulster V Zebre will be shown live on TG4, with coverage beginning at 7.15.
Ulster go into this game second in the table with just one defeat all season, to top of the table Leinster. A bonus point win, which they would be expecting, would put them right behind Leinster going into their game against Glasgow on Saturday. Last time out, they earned a hard-fought victory against provincial rivals Munster in Thomond Park. They have played some brilliant attacking rugby, and will want to show it front of an eager home crowd.
For Zebre it's been another disappointing season for the Italian side. While there was some promising performances at the start of the season, they have lost every game this season.
Ulster name a side mixed with experience and youth ahead of Friday night's clash. Duane Vermeulen captains the side at eight, with Iain Henderson set to make his first appearance of the season from the bench. Jake Flannery starts at fly-half, with Jacob Stackdale and Ethan McIlroy on the wings.
— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) November 24, 2022
Zebre line out as follows, with an exciting backline that has pace to hurt Ulster.
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