Mark Anscombe made seven changes to the starting XV for the visit of Munster to Ravenhill on Friday night.
Stephen Ferris has been named at blindside flanker and will earn his 100th cap for the Province.
Munster coach Rob Penney was able to call Ronan O’Gara and Conor Murray on to the bench.
There is one change to the backline Dave Foley makes way for the return of Donncha O’Callaghan in the pack while Dave Kilcoyne and BJ Botha join Damien Varley in the front row.
ULSTER: Jared Payne; Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Luke Marshall, Michael Allen; Paddy Jackson, Paul Marshall; Tom Court, Nigel Brady, John Afoa, Johann Muller (capt), Lewis Stevenson, Stephen Ferris, Sean Doyle, Nick Williams
Replacements: Rob Herring, Callum Black, Declan Fitzpatrick, Neil McComb, Mike McComish, Michael Heaney, Peter Nelson, Craig Gilroy.
Munster: Denis Hurley; Doug Howlett Capt., Casey Laulala, James Downey, Luke O’Dea; Ian Keatley, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, BJ Botha; Donncha O’Callaghan, Billy Holland; Dave O’Callaghan, Sean Dougall, James Coughlan.
Replacements: Mike Sherry, Marcus Horan, Stephen Archer, Dave Foley, Tommy O’Donnell, Conor Murray, Ronan O’Gara, Keith Earls.
Referee: Alain Rolland (IRFU).