Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin has selected Jamie Smith at full-back for the Magner’s League game against Leinster at The RDS on Saturday.
Darren Cave and Ian Whitten are paired in the centre, replacing Paddy Wallace and Niall O'Connor starts at fly half, in-place of Ian Humphreys, who moves to the bench.
Number eight Chris Henry will captain what could be considered an under-strength Ulster side with Thomas Anderson and David Pollock given their heads in the back row.
ULSTER (V Leinster):
Jamie Smith, Timoci Nagusa, Darren Cave, Ian Whitten, Simon Danelli, Niall O'Connor, Isaac Boss; Bryan Young, Nigel Brady, BJ Botha, Ed O'Donoghue, Dan Tuohy, David Pollock, TJ Anderson, Chris Henry (Capt).
Replacements: Andy Kyriacou, Declan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Caldwell, Willie Faloon, Cillian Willis, Ian Humphreys, Jonny Shiells.