Munster To Face Glasgow On Saturday, May 6
24th April 2023 By The Editor
Kick-off times, dates and broadcast details for the BKT United Rugby Championship quarter-finals have now been set for Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6.
Munster will face Glasgow Warriors in the last quarter-final of the weekend on Saturday, May 6, with a 7.35pm kick-off at Scotstoun. Priority groups will be contacted regarding tickets with the general sale from Glasgow Warriors beginning at 12pm this Friday here.
The 2023 BKT URC Play-Offs will kick off in Belfast where Ulster (2) will host an Irish derby against Connacht (7) at Kingspan Stadium on Friday, May 5 at 7.35pm.
The Saturday slate will begin in Cape Town where defending champions, DHL Stormers (3), will take on their South African rivals, Vodacom Bulls (6), in a rematch of last season’s URC Grand Final. The game at DHL Stadium is scheduled to get underway at 2.30pm Irish time/3.30pm local.
No 1 ranked Leinster will host the Cell C Sharks (8) in Dublin at 5pm with that game taking place in Aviva Stadium.
The quarter-finals close out in Scotland where Glasgow Warriors (4) make their return to the Play-Offs for the first time since 2019 against Munster.
All games will be broadcast live in home markets on SuperSport (South Africa), ViaPlay (UK), Premier Sports, URC.tv (both Rep of Ireland) while RTÉ and TG4 will split coverage in Rep of Ireland.
Friday, May 5
Quarter-Final 2: Ulster (2) v Connacht (7), Kingspan Stadium, 7.35pm (Live on TG4, SuperSport, ViaPlay, Premier Sports, URC.tv, FloRugby);
Saturday, May 6
Quarter-Final 3: DHL Stormers (3) v Vodacom Bulls (6), DHL Stadium, 2.30pm Irish time; (Live on SuperSport, TG4, ViaPlay, Premier Sports, URC.tv, FloRugby);
Quarter-Final 1: Leinster (1) v Cell C Sharks (8), Aviva Stadium, Dublin, 5pm (Live on RTÉ, SuperSport, ViaPlay, Premier Sports, URC.tv, FloRugby);
Quarter-Final 4: Glasgow Warriors (4) v Munster (5), Scotstoun Stadium, 7.35pm (Live on RTÉ, SuperSport, ViaPlay, Premier Sports, URC.tv, FloRugby);
In the semi-finals, to be played the weekend of May 12/13, the winner of QF1 will play the winner of QF4 and the winner of QF2 will play the winner of QF3.
In a change to last season’s rules, the teams with the highest seeding in each semi-final will have home venue rights. Previously, the winners of QF1 and QF2 were guaranteed home draws no matter their ranking.
SF1: Leinster (1) / Cell C Sharks (8) v Glasgow Warriors (4) / Munster (5)
SF2: Ulster (2) / Connacht (7) v DHL Stormers (3) / Vodacom Bulls (6)
The semi-final winners will meet on Saturday, May 27, at the venue of the highest-ranked team to have qualified for the BKT United Rugby Championship Grand Final.
The United Rugby Championship would also like to thank all broadcasters involved in the scheduling process for their speedy approach.