Confirmed: Ulster Rugby face Ospreys for 7th Champions Cup Play-Off

Adam Redmond
05 May 2018

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Ulster Rugby to host Ospreys in Guinness PRO14 Play-Off for 7th Champions Cup place

After this weekend’s results in the Premiership and Top 14, the Guinness PRO14 will not be in a position to receive an eighth place in the Champions Cup should Leinster Rugby triumph against Racing 92 in next weekend’s European decider.

As a result, PRO14 Rugby can confirm that Ulster Rugby will host Ospreys Rugby on Sunday, May 20 in Belfast’s Kingspan Stadium with a kick-off time of 15:05. The game will be broadcast by BBC Northern Ireland and S4C.

With the Guinness PRO14 Championship allocated seven places in next season’s Champions Cup, the top three teams in Conference A and Conference B automatically qualified, meaning the fourth- placed team in either Conference would play-off for the PRO14’s seventh representative spot.

However, with South African newcomers Toyota Cheetahs, who are ineligible for Champions Cup participation, finishing third in Conference A, fourth-placed Cardiff Blues duly took the third qualifying spot and Ospreys, who finished in fifth place, were shifted into the Play-Off position to face Ulster.

Ulster will have home advantage by virtue of finishing with the greater number of points accumulated during the Guinness PRO14 regular season (62, as opposed to Ospreys’ 44).



Although this fixture is part of the Guinness PRO14 Final Series, Ulster Rugby Season Ticket holders will have access to an exclusive priority booking period for this match where they can access up to 6 tickets per season ticket at a loyalty 20% savings on all tickets, across all areas of the stadium.

The Season Ticket holder priority booking period will be open from 10am on Sunday 6th May until midnight on Tuesday 8th May.

Admission to this game is NOT included in Season Ticket Packages as it is part of the Guinness PRO14 Final Series and is managed by PRO14 Rugby.


Tickets will be available on general sale from 10am on Wednesday 9th May, online at, by calling (028) 9049 3222 (option 2), or over the counter from the Ulster Rugby Ticket Office at Kingspan Stadium.


Family Terrace & Memorial End Terrace: Adult £17 / Junior £12

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