2024 Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby - Quarterfinal

Leinster Vs. Ulster Rugby In URC Playoffs 2024. Here's How To Watch

Leinster Vs. Ulster Rugby In URC Playoffs 2024. Here's How To Watch

Leinster Rugby hasn't won a URC championship since 2021 and will begin the URC playoffs as the No. 3 seed. They host Ulster Rugby in the quarterfinals.

Jun 5, 2024 by Joe Harrington

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The game of the weekend takes place in Dublin, Ireland as Leinster hosts fellow Ireland Rugby club Ulster at noon EST on June 8 at Aviva Stadium. 

Leinster’s streak four straight years finishing atop of the table was halted this season when they finishes third. With 19 players on the club missing the early part of the schedule due to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Leinster got off to a slow start that included a 43-25 loss to Glasgow. 

But when the bulk of the players returned (along with assistant coach Jacques Nienaber, who joined the team just before Christmas after leading South Africa to the World Cup title), Leinster reverted to its winning ways. It reached the Investec Champions Cup Final for the third year in a row after going undefeated in pool play. 

But they again didn’t win the Champions Cup. Last year, the URC and Champions Cup knockout stages were running at the same time, which impacted Leinster lineups.

That’s not the case in 2024 as Leinster will likely be playing its best players in every knockout stage. 

So will Ulster. 

This will be the first and only time Steven Kitshoff plays for Ulster in the quarterfinals. The No. 1 player in the URC, according to the URC, is headed back to the DHL Stormers next season, but the prop is expected to play in the match. 

Ulster finished 11-0-7 with 54 points in the table and actually finished above Munster in the Irish Shield, with a 4-0-2 record. Leinster won the Irish Shield with the same record but with two more points and went 13-0-5, finishing one point behind the Vodacom Bulls in the table. 

The match is being played at Aviva Stadium in what should be in front of a massive crown between the club teams from Dublin and Belfast. 

How To Watch The URC Playoffs 2024

The URC Playoffs are streaming in the United States and Canada on FloRugby and the FloSports app. Match replays, highlights and more will be on both platforms. 

When Are The United Rugby Championship Semifinals?

The URC Semifinals are June 15. 

When Is The United Rugby Championship Grand Final?

The Grand Final is Saturday, June 22. 

URC Table: Here's The Final Rugby Standings 

1MUNSTER RUGBY1813141448331816568
2VODACOM BULLS1813051463943320666
3LEINSTER RUGBY1813051355435020465
4GLASGOW WARRIORS1813051351935316665
5DHL STORMERS1812061146834812059
6ULSTER RUGBY181107104374092854
7BENETTON RUGBY18111684114001154
9EMIRATES LIONS189091452639812850
10EDINBURGH RUGBY18110754163971949
11CONNACHT RUGBY189099404432-2845
12CARDIFF RUGBY18411314389414-2532
14HOLLYWOODBETS SHARKS1840149343431-8825
15DRAGONS RFC1830154300611-31116
16ZEBRE PARMA1811169345643-29815

How To Watch Rugby Matches In the United States On FloRugby

The URC will stream all its matches on FloRugby and the FloSports app in the United States. FloRugby and FloSports also are the U.S. home to: 

FloRugby also is home to match archives and match replays. 

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