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Leinster will host Ulster in a top of the table URC clash on Saturday in a game likely to feature several returning Ireland internationals.

Both provinces have enjoyed excellent starts to the season, as Leinster have won all eight of their URC fixtures so far, while Ulster have won six of their seven games to date.

The two have already met this season, as Leinster got the better of Ulster in Belfast back in September, and Leo Cullen’s side will be eager to do the double over their provincial rivals and stretch their lead at the top of the table.

Ulster can’t overtake Leinster with a win this weekend, although they would put themselves into firm contention for first place, especially considering as they have a game in hand.

Leinster v Ulster: How can I watch the game live on TV?

The match will be aired live on Saturday, December 3rd on TG4, the TG4 Player and Premier Sports 1. Coverage on TG4 starts at 7pm, while coverage on Viaplay Sports 1 (formerly Premier Sports) also starts at 7pm. Kick off is at 7.35pm.

URC TV is also showing the game, with a range of options available to viewers. Customers can buy a one-off stream of Leinster v Ulster for €7.99.

Other options include a monthly access pass for €6.99 per month, which gives customers access to every URC fixture, or a season-long pass for a one-off fee of €41.99.

Team news.

Both teams have named strong sides in what promises to be a cracking encounter at the RDS Arena.

Hugo Keenan, Jamison Gibson-Park and James Lowe are all set to make their first appearances of the season for Leinster, and they’re joined by plenty of other Ireland internationals in the match-day squad.

Garry Ringrose is captaining Leinster in Johnny Sexton’s absence, although there’s no shortage of leadership in the team as James Ryan starts in the second row.

Iain Henderson will captain Ulster for the first time this season, having returned from injury last weekend off the bench, having been named to start at blindside flanker.

Ulster have also included a fair few Ireland internationals in their starting team, while head coach Dan McFarland will be able to call upon a strong bench which includes the likes of Rob Herring, Duane Vermeulen and Jacob Stockdale.

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