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Ulster Tee Up Unique November Clash With Uruguay

Ulster Tee Up Unique November Clash With Uruguay

It has been confirmed that Ulster will host Uruguay in a special fixture at Kingspan Stadium on Friday, November 9 (kick-off 7.30pm), and tickets are now on sale.

The fixture against los Teros, who are currently ranked 18th in the world, will be Ulster’s first against international opposition since the visit of Portugal to Belfast in November 2008.

For the Uruguayan team, it will be another key match as they continue their preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan where they will be joined by Australia, Wales, Georgia and Fiji in Pool D.

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The majority of the Uruguay team ply their trade in the local league, Campeonato Uruguayo, while a number are also based in France, most notably veteran lock Rodrigo Capó Ortega who has amassed over 300 appearances for Top 14 side Castres.

The opposition will be familiar to a number of the current Ulster crop who lined out for Emerging Ireland against Uruguay in the 2015 Tbilisi Cup, namely John Cooney, Rob Herring, Andrew Warwick and Peter Nelson.

Welcoming the announcement of the November clash Ulster Rugby’s operations director Bryn Cunningham commented: “We’re delighted to be hosting another unique game at Kingspan Stadium against an ambitious developing rugby nation.

“Challenges against international sides used to be a lot more common so this fixture certainly has a nostalgic feel to it, and it is one that we are all very much looking forward to. Uruguay will be in the throws of their World Cup preparation so we are expecting a full-blooded test and a good spectacle for the Ulster fans.”

Sebastián Piñeyrua, President of the Uruguay Rugby Union, added: “We are really looking forward to the game, and it will be a great opportunity to test ourselves as we aim to continue improving as a team.

“This is one of a number of upcoming fixtures for us, and we will be treating it very seriously as the players stake a claim for a place in our World Cup squad. Ulster is a strong and successful province with a proud tradition, so we were more than happy to accept this invitation and we look forward to visiting in November.”

Ulster Rugby 2018/19 Season Ticket holders can access an exclusive two-month discounted booking period, during which they can avail of a 10% discount on all adult and child tickets.

The online booking system is now open and information on how to book has been emailed to all Season Ticket account holders. The discounted booking period will end on Friday, June 29 at 5pm.

Ulster v Uruguay tickets, priced from just £20 for adults and £12 for juniors, are also now on general sale via ulsterrugby.com/buytickets, over the counter at the Ulster Rugby Ticket Office, or by calling (028) 9049 3222 option 2.

For further information, please telephone (028) 9049 3222 or email tickets@ulsterrugby.com for group bookings, and (028) 9049 3222/neil.hanna@ulsterrugby.com for Hospitality.


Memorial End Terrace: adult £20/child £12/family (two adults & two kids) £50
Abbey Insurance Family Terrace: adult £20/child £12/family (two adults & two kids) £50
Memorial End Stand: adult £30/child £16/family (two adults & two kids) £74
Abbey Insurance Family Stand: adult £30/child £16/family (two adults & two kids) £74
East Terrace & West Terrace: £25
Grandstand: £40
Grandstand Plus (Seat in Block 3/7, entry to exclusive members bar, complimentary match programme): £55
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