This weekend Irish provinces continue to go head to head with international rugby teams in the United Rugby Championship, and we have a preview of the unmissable matches you can catch only on URC TV.

If Round 1 of the United Rugby Championship is anything to go by, fans are in for a real treat this season. 

The new season kicked off last weekend and the new rugby tournament introduced the four best South African teams to the URC, creating a challenge unlike any other as two hemispheres collided with the best of Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales.

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United Rugby Championship Round 2: October 2-3 match previews:

Saturday, October 2 - Zebre v Ulster 

Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma | Knockout 15:15 GMT/ 11:15 EST

Zebre lost their URC opener at home to the Lions, albeit picking up a first bonus point since January 2020, while  Ulster prevailed against Glasgow. 

The Italians have lost nine on the spin and not beaten an Irish province since besting Connacht 19-11 in Galway in  February 2018. 

Ulster have lost only once to Italian opponents since 2014, away to Zebre in September 2017.  

Their domination of Zebre has seen them lose just twice to them in 15 previous meetings, both in the PRO14 in  Parma in 2014 and 2017. 

Saturday, October 2 - Munster v DHL Stormers 

Thomond Park, Limerick | Knockout 19:35 GMT/ 15:35 EST

This will be the first time the two sides have met in a competitive fixture. 

Munster’s only defeat in their last six URC matches was a 24-20 home loss to Connacht in the Rainbow Cup. 

The Irish province's only loss to South African opposition in the Championship was to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein  in October 2019.  

The Stormers have lost their last three URC games and not won outside South Africa since an April 2019 Super  Rugby victory over the Rebels.

Sunday, October 3- Dragons v Leinster 

Rodney Parade, Newport | Knockout 14:00 GMT/ 10:00 EST

Leinster's tight hold over Dragons stretches back nearly six years and 10 fixtures. 

The Irish province have not succumbed to the Welsh region since a 23-13 defeat at Rodney Parade in January  2016. 

Dragons' most recent victory over an Irish province was a 21-8 win over Connacht in September 2017, although they did draw 32-32 at home to Ulster the following December. 

Leinster have lost only once to a Welsh region since September 2018 - 24-19 to Ospreys in the PRO14 in March.

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