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United Rugby Championship Round 2: All you need to know

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Two Irish provinces are looking to maintain their winning start, while two others are hoping to get off the mark.Juts like last week, Round 2 of this season's BKT United Rugby Championship sees Leinster take on Italian opposition, while Munster head to Wales.Graham Rowntree's side will be hoping to fare better against Dragons than they did against Cardiff a week ago, particularly with more of their first team regulars available for the trip to Newport.Leinster's preparations for last week's scrappy win at Zebre were disrupted by a burglary at the home of head coach Leo Cullen, but they look primed to hit the ground running tonight at the RDS, as Ciarán Frawley is given a chance to impress at out-half in a first XV that's close to full strength.Ulster enjoyed the biggest win of the Irish teams last Saturday, with a bonus-point victory against Connacht, and Dan McFarland's side are in Llanelli to take on the Scarlets, who shared the points in a back-and-forth draw with the Ospreys a week ago.If Connacht want to bounce back from that defeat, they'll have to do so in style, with a daunting trip to champions Stormers in Stellenbosch, in what will be the South African side's first game of their title defence.TVStormers v Connacht (Saturday, 1.30pm) and Dragons v Munster (Sunday, 3pm) are both live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player, while Leinster v Benetton (Friday, 7.35pm) is live on TG4, with Scarlets v Ulster (Saturday, 1pm) is live on Premier Sport.RADIOSaturday Sport and Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 will have score updates across the weekend.ONLINERTE.ie/sport will have live scoring and blogs across the weekend with match reports and reaction from the grounds.

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