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How To Watch Leinster V Stormers In The URC: TV Info and Team News

How To Watch Leinster V Stormers In The URC: TV Info and Team News
By Joshua Bell Curran Updated
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First-place Leinster welcome second-place Stormers to the RDS this Friday for their URC top-of-the-table clash. Unbeaten Leinster are missing a host of key players compared to the South African Stormers. With Leinster favourites by the smallest of margins, this should be one of the games of the league. We have all the info on how to watch Leinster v Stormers right here.

When is Leinster v Stormers?

Leinster welcome the DHL Stormers to the RDS this Friday the 24th of March at 19:35.

How to watch Leinster v Stormers

Leinster v Stormers will be broadcast live on TG4, coverage starts at 19:20 fifteen minutes before kick-off at 19:35.

30 April 2022; Jamie Osborne of Leinster is tackled by Ruhan Nel of DHL Stormers during the United Rugby Championship match between DHL Stormers and Leinster at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Form Guide 

This game is set to be the hottest of the tournament so far, for the top two teams it will be their most challenging encounter yet and Ireland's Six Nations endeavours will only make it harder for a young Leinster side.

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Leinster are unbeaten all season and have 11 bonus points from their fifteen wins, but a game against the Stormers couldn't have come at a worse time. The opposing international season means the South African side are picking from the cream of the crop while Leinster are missing a host of their most influential players to Six Nations recovery. This will be by far the most vulnerable point of their season and their first time heading into a game without being clear favourites.

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The Stormers come into the game hot off the back of a three-game winning streak with just three losses all season. While Leinster are 12 points clear at the top of the table and all but out of reach, Ulster are just five points behind the Stormers making a loss very costly for the South Africans in the standings.

This same fixture last year saw Leinster pipped by the Stormers 20-13 down in Cape Town, Leo Cullen will be hoping to avoid that as his side aim to finish out the remaining three games without a blemish to their record. In what will be one of the games of the rugby season, an upset is very much on the cards in Dublin 4.

Team News

Leinster

While Leinster may not be at full strength this is by no means a weak team. Squad veteran Rhys Ruddock captains the side he's joined by Max Deegan and Scott Penny in the back row with Luke McGrath and Harry Byrne pairing at nine and ten. The team in full is:

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Stormers 

On the South African side, the Stormers have reinforced their team for the trip to Dublin. Head coach John Dobson welcomes back South African internationals Marvin Orie, Damian Willemse, Frans Malherbe and captain Steven Kitshoff to bolster up his team for their top two clash in the RDS. The team in full is:

That's all the information you need on how to watch Leinster v Stormers in the URC top-of-the-table clash this Friday evening.

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