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Recap: Ulster vs Harlequins LIVE | Heineken Champions Cup

By RugbyPass

Follow all the action on the RugbyPass live blog from the Heineken Champions Cup match between Ulster and Harlequins at Kingspan.


Keep up to date with the latest score, stats and join the conversation from anywhere in the world in our Live Match Centre (click here).

England prop Kyle Sinckler makes his first Harlequins appearance since the World Cup in Saturday’s Pool Three away encounter.

Quins must win to realistically remain in the hunt for a quarter-final spot, although they will be buoyed by recent home victories over Bath in Europe and Gloucester in the league.

Ulster have a very proud record at the Kingspan Stadium and a strong history in this competition,” Quins head of rugby Paul Gustard told the club’s official website.

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“They sit top of our group and are a side littered with internationals and foreign talent. It is exactly the kind of challenge you expect and want. Games like this need no hype or incentive. We need to go there and put our best 80 minutes together.

“We know the crowd are partisan and will create a terrific atmosphere, and one which will require strong refereeing to differentiate between fact and fiction. It will be a great cup tie.”


Ulster have made five changes to the side that recorded a bonus point PRO14 victory against the Scarlets last weekend. Jacob Stockdale and Jordi Murphy are among the recalled players.

ULSTER: 15. Jacob Stockdale; 14. Louis Ludik, 13. Luke Marshall, 12. Stuart McCloskey, 11. Craig Gilroy; 10. Billy Burns, 9. John Cooney; 1. Eric O’Sullivan, 2. Rob Herring, 3. Marty Moore, 4. Alan O’Connor, 5. Iain Henderson (capt), 6. Sean Reidy, 7. Jordi Murphy, 8. Marcell Coetzee. Reps: 16. Adam McBurney, 17. Andy Warwick, 18. Tom O’Toole, 19. Kieran Treadwell, 20. Matt Rea, 21. David Shanahan, 22. Bill Johnston, 23. Matt Faddes.

HARLEQUINS: 15. Ross Chisholm; 14. Travis Ismaiel, 13. Michele Campagnaro, 12. James Lang, 11. Gabriel Ibitoye; 10. Marcus Smith, 9. Danny Care; 1. Joe Marler, 2. Elia Elia, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Stephan Lewies, 5. Tex Cavubati, 6. Semi Kunatani, 7. Chris Robshaw (capt), 8. Alex Dombrandt. Reps: 16. Jack Musk, 17. Nick Auterac, 18. Simon Kerrod, 19. Dino Lamb, 20. Tom Lawday, 21. Martin Landajo, 22. Francis Saili, 23. Vereniki Goneva.

Referee: Mike Adamson (Scotland).

WATCH: Former Ulster great Stephen Ferris features in this episode of the RugbyPass Rugby World Cup Memories series 

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B.J. Spratt 4 hours ago
All Blacks vs England takeaways: Richie Who? Time for Cortez

You Poms and Paddies are really nice guys. New Zealand V Ireland - 37 Tests - N.Z. 31 Wins - Ireland 5 Wins - 1 draw. New Zealand V England - 45 Tests - N.Z. 35 Wins -England 8 Wins - 2 draws. Combined - You have beaten the All Blacks 13 Times in 82 attempts over 119 years. The Stats over 100 years + would say, especially England with 6 Times the player pool than New Zealand, you have “a limitation of context” regarding developing your coaches to teach your players how to WIN. So how can England with a 6 times the player numbers have a 17% winning strike rate against New Zealand? and be 8 -0 in Test Series over 100 years. The answer is simple. Your perception of the game. How do you fix it? You need to play in New Zealand for a couple of seasons in your teens, 18 -20 or send coaches over here. Martin Johnstone played 2 seasons here under the mentorship of Colin Meads. When he came here he had rugby shorts with pockets and a handkerchief in one pocket. He played for NZ Under 21 against Wallaby John Eales. He became the toughest player in the game and the best ever English Captain and Captained the Lions twice. Legend! Maybe if he hadn’t come to New Zealand, he may still had those rugby shorts with pockets. Recently Rogan O’Gara spent time at the Crusaders. What a great coach. “Our “mindset is different” and that’s how we have beaten you for 100 years + How the hell he isn’t Coaching Ireland, France, England, Wales, or Scotland I will never know? England has 131,000 Senior rugby Players. Ireland has 21,000 Senior Players. New Zealand has 27,000 Senior Players.

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