Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020
News Every Day |

Match Day Guide | Ulster v Benetton

Just two weeks after Ulster took on Leinster in the 2019/20 Final, the 2020/21 Guinness PRO14 Championship kicks off at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night with the Ulster men hosting Italian side, Benetton Rugby.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the season opener…

  • Date: Friday 2 October 2020
  • Kick-Off: 8.15pm (Gates open 6.45pm)
  • Venue: Kingspan Stadium
  • Competition: Guinness PRO14 Round 1
  • Match Officials: Referee: Adam Jones (WRU, 3rd competition game), AR1: Sean Gallagher (IRFU), AR2: Robert O’Sullivan (IRFU), TMO: Brian MacNeice (IRFU)
  • TV: Live on Premier Sports and DAZN


Safe Return to Rugby

With the recent news that 600 supporters will be welcomed to Kingspan Stadium as part of a trial to safely reintroduce supporters, Ulster Rugby has launched a COVID-19 Spectator Code of Conduct to help protect our supporters, and assist our staff and stewards.

Supporters should also familiarise themselves with the Kingspan Stadium regulations and the NI Executive public health advice at


Stadium Facilities

Please note that food stalls and bars will not be in operation for this event. The Kukri Shop will also be closed.



Stewart Moore will make his first senior start for Ulster, pairing with James Hume in midfield. Back-row and Academy Player of the Year, David McCann, could make his senior Ulster debut if called upon from the bench, while prop Gareth Milasinovich is also set to earn his first cap following his return from a knee injury sustained shortly after joining the club last summer.


Our opposition tomorrow night:


  • Guinness PRO14 head to head: Played 19, Ulster won 15, Benetton won 1 with 3 games drawn.
  • The Ulstermen have not been defeated at Kingspan Stadium in any competition since Connacht were the visitors in October 2018.
  • Ulster’s only defeat on the opening weekend since 2009 was at Dragons in 2013.
  • Benetton Rugby have won their last two away games in the Guinness PRO14, but have not won three in succession on their travels since September 2018.
  • Benetton’s most recent victory over an Irish opponent was against Leinster at the RDS Arena in April 2018.
  • The Italians have won just once in round one since 2012: at Dragons in 2018.
  • Ulster have lost just once to Benetton in any competition: 12-23 at Kingspan Stadium in the PRO14 in October 2011.


Match Programme

An interactive digital version of the official match-day programme will be available to view here from 12noon on match day.





Create your own match-day – download our fan pack to get the whole family in match-day mood, featuring Ulster Rugby bunting and posters.

Transform your living room into match-day mode no matter where you are. We know nothing can compare to being there – so let’s make the most of our Guinness Pro14 2020-21 opener at home!



Last Time Out

Ulster haven’t hosted Benetton since January 2019, when a last-gasp score saw the Ulster men escape with a 17-17 draw against the combative Italians.

The contest was keenly contested throughout, as both sides were battling for second spot in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14 Championship.

Dan McFarland’s side started both halves well, with 2nd and 44th minute tries from Louis Ludik and Rob Herring respectively. However, it took a penalty try to salvage the draw, awarded by referee Nigel Owens with the clock in the red after a fantastic push from the Ulster pack.


The post Match Day Guide | Ulster v Benetton appeared first on Ulster Rugby.

Read also

UFC 254 video: Shavkat Rakhmonov humbles Alex Oliveira with guillotine choke in octagon debut

The Latest: Trump voting in Florida; Bon Jovi joining Biden

Fauci: ‘Maybe We Should Be Mandating’ Masks Amid Record High Coronavirus Cases

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here