What time and TV channel is Leinster v Ulster on in URC quarter-final this weekend?

Ulster's Will Addison is tackled by Scott Penny of Leinster in URC clash
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It's do or die for Ulster on Saturday evening in Belfast as another of the Irish provinces will bow out of the United Rugby Championship as Leinster host Ulster in the quarter-final. For Ulster, there are some signs of encouragement, with a decent performance put in last weekend against Munster. It has been a season to forget for the most part with boss Dan McFarland moving on mid-season and Richie Murphy taking the reins.

Leinster pressed back into action last weekend against Connacht, six days after the province's latest Champions Cup final disappointment and now face another local rival in the knockout stages. The winners will march on to the last four and could be staring at a quick-fire trip to South Africa

The Bulls are second seeds behind Munster in the URC standings and will be in line for either Leinster or Ulster at their famous Loftus Versfeld ground in Pretoria.

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Defeat to Toulouse in the European Cup final two weeks ago meant that negotiating a tricky play-off run is Leinster's only chance of ending a three-year trophy drought. Their longest spell without silverware in the professional era came between the 2001 Celtic League title and the Magners League win in 2008.

Here's what you need to know about the game:

Where is the game being played?

The Aviva Stadium.

What time is kick-off?

The game will begin at 5pm.

Is the game on TV?

Coverage of Leinster vs Ulster on TG4 gets under way at 4.30pm. It can also be viewed on Premier Sports.

Can I stream the game?

The game is being streamed live on the TG4 Player, Premier Sports online and on URC.tv.

Team news

Leinster have Garry Ringrose back fit after a lengthy absence due to a shoulder injury. He hasn’t played at all since featuring against Scotland in the Six Nations on St Patrick’s weekend. Charlie Ngatai is also back fit but Jack Conan requires further assessment before they decide if he’s fit. He was withdrawn at half-time during last weekend’s victory over Connacht.

Ulster look to be light on locks ahead of this weekend with Alan O’Connor (head) and Kieran Treadwell (calf) both looking to be doubtful. Iain Henderson has already been ruled out for the rest of the season. Ethan McIlroy (back) and Stuart McCloskey (groin) both were subbed of injured during last weekend’s defeat to Munster and require further assessment.

Betting odds

Leinster - 1/18

Draw - 35/1

Ulster - 10/1

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