Ulster Rugby coach, Mark Anscombe, has named his team for the last of three pre-season friendlies against Newcastle at Ravenhill on Friday night.
It is likely a similar starting XV will line-up against Glasgow Warriors in the opening PRO12 fixture against Glasgow Warriors in Belfast on Friday, August 31.
Ulster remain unbeaten in their build-up to the new campaign, having defeated French side Bayonne 20-15 away and then drew 14-14 with English Premiership side, Leicester Tigers.
The Irish Province are still without 15 front line players, but lively winger, Craig Gilroy, returns to the starting side for the game against Newcastle, who are coached by Dean Richards.
Ulster:J Payne; M Allen, C Farrell, L Marshall, C Gilroy; P Jackson, M Heaney; C Black, R Herring, D Fitzpatrick, J Muller (c), L Stevenson, R Diack, M McComish, N Williams.
Replacements: N Annett, N Brady, R Lutton, J Afoa, A Macklin, N McComb, A Birch, S Doyle, B McIlroy, N O’Connor, P Nelson, C Cochrane.