Stormers v Ulster Kick off time, TV channel info, team news and more

Ulster travel to Cape Town to take on South African side DHL Stormers in the final round of United Rugby Championship fixtures.

This is the first time in history that the two teams will meet.

Both teams come into this match in excellent form. Ulster have won five on the spin since last losing to Munster in January.

The Stormers have been beaten just once in their last seven games and have won their last three home games in a row. Their record against Irish opposition, however, is not great, with the South African side losing their only two games against Irish provinces.

Dan McFarland’s men landed in South Africa on Monday and will train in Cape Town this week to acclimatise. They will need to be at their best if they are to claim victory on foreign soil.

Here’s what you need to know:

Venue

DHL Stadium in Cape Town.



DHL Stormers vs Ulster A general view of the Cape Town Stadium Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Image: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Start date and time

1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.

TV channel information

The game will be shown live on Premier Sports 1 from 12.30pm.

You can also follow updates on our live blog.

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Dan McFarland, Ulster head coach: “It’s quite important for us now as we enter the end of the season, after the Six Nations, the guys are back in as quickly as possible,” McFarland said.

“Some of the guys who are here with us haven’t had a lot of playing time during the Six Nations period.

“Guys like Hendy have been out for a lot of the season so getting them back into the squad hopefully over the next few weeks is quite important and it’s great to have them here to do that.”

“It’s an opportunity to try to do something that none of the other teams that have tried to do have succeeded yet. There have been no wins in eight games here.

“The Ospreys play the Lions on Friday night and then we’re next in a bid. It’s no surprise how well the South African sides are doing at home.”

Betting odds

Victory in Ulster: 9/5

Draw: 17/1

Stormers win: 4/9

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Chester T. Johnson