Dan McFarland’s first team sheet after lockdown sees Ulster go fully loaded against Andy Friend’s Connacht.
Billy Burns captains the side from out half while the only absentees from the pack are Iain Henderson and Sean Reidy.
The front row is full strength. Jack McGrath and Marty Moore start at loosehead and tighthead prop respectively while Rob Herring starts at hooker. Sam Carter has to contend with a place on the bench with Alan O’Connor and Kieran Treadwell occupying the starting berths. Nick Timoney is Sean Reidy’s replacement joining Jordi Murphy and Marcell Coetzee in the second row.
John Cooney starts against his former club alongside Burns while Stuart McCloskey will face off with new Connacht centurian Bundee Aki. James Hume is rewarded for showing good promise during the break with a start alongside the Bangorman. Louis Ludik and Craig Gilroy start . . .