Ulster travel to Connacht tomorrow evening in pursuit of a fifth straight victory.
Wing Henry Speight starts his last game for the province before returning to Australia in the New Year.
Out-half Johnny McPhillips, wing Angus Kernohan, centre Darren Cave and flanker Nick Timoney come into the starting 15.
Ulster defeated Munster last Friday night and head-coach Dan McFarland was pleased with their display in Belfast
Connacht have made four changes in the pack from their last-gasp defeat at Leinster last time out.
Hooker Shane Delahunt and prop Conor Carey come into the front-row, Quinn Roux starts at lock, with Sean O'Brien at blindside flanker.
Stephen Fitzgerald, who signed on loan from Munster yesterday, is among the replacements.