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Matchday Guide | Friday Night live with Tigers

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Leicester Tigers and Ulster kick off a big weekend of European rugby at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Friday evening.

Tigers and Ulster Rugby, both previous European champions, meet in the semi-final of the European Challenge Cup, with the prize of a place in a showcase final for the winners.

Sadly, there will be no crowd in attendance due to the impact of Covid-19, but there is live coverage of the game with competition broadcasters BT Sport and also full updates on the club’s Matchday Live service.

Please note that the BT Match Pass service for season ticket holders covers home fixtures in the Gallagher Premiership only and is, therefore, not in operation.

This weekend, Tigers are taking part in a social media boycott alongside all Gallagher Premiership clubs in a united stance against hate speech and abuse online, and will join Premiership colleagues in supporting BT Sport's Draw The Line campaign against social media abuse and online hate.

Supporters can still follow updates from Friday's game via Matchday Live on the Tigers App and website, and there will be reaction from players and coaches on LTTV post-match.

Make sure you’ve downloaded the most recent app update (Apple 2.11.0 or Android 36) to receive all of the latest news and info every day. 

Although the stadium is closed to supporters, the Club Shop in the Robin Hood Stand end will be open 10.00am-4.00pm with a full range of replica kit, training and leisurewear, souvenirs and also the Matchday Pack to help you recreate matchday at home.

Team news for the game is announced at noon on Thursday, with match preview on the website in the evening alongside all the build-up, with full reaction afterwards.

A link to the online edition of the match programme is distributed to season ticket holders on Thursday, with the issue then loaded on to the website on matchday. This week’s pages include everything you need to know about the Challenge Cup and visitors Ulster, plus all the facts and stats behind the Tigers.

Kick-off on Friday will follow a minute’s silence in respect of former Leicester Tigers fly-half and radio commentator Bleddyn Jones, who died earlier this week, at 8.00pm.