Magners League high flyers Munster open up the new era at Thomond Park by hosting Glasgow this evening.
Experienced duo Anthony Horgan and Alan Quinlan will make their first starts of the season in the pack, while scrum half Tomás O'Leary has been ruled out, his place is taken by Peter Stringer.
Ulster are off the bottom of the Magners League and have a timely boost ahead of the visit of Stade Francais in the Heineken Cup next week.
They beat Edinburgh in a scrappy encounter by 13-9 at Ravenhill last night, with open side flanker David Pollock scoring the only try of the game in the first half.
Connacht, who take on Leinster on Sunday, are now the basement side.