Ulster will be without Ireland trio Rory Best, Stephen Ferris and Paddy Wallace when they take on Dragons in the Magners League on Sunday but Kevin Morgan is set to return after seven months out.
Full-back Morgan suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in June but will be on the bench.
Joe Bearman and Richard Parks also return to the back row after injury.
Ireland have released prop Tom Court so he returns to the line-up as Kieron Dawson continues to captain the side in the absence of Best.
Carlo Del Fava and Simon Danielli have also been released from international duty so Italian Del Fava is on the bench while Scot Danielli starts on the wing.