10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
A full house is expected in Thomond Park with Ulster expected to bring a large and vocal support as they attempt to make up for the disappointment of last year when they were beaten at this stage by Munster.
Ulster. Bryn Cunningham; James Topping, Shane Stewart, Adam Larkin, Sheldon Coulter; David Humphreys (capt), Neil Doak; Justin Fitzpatrick, Matt Sexton, Robbie Kempson; Gary Longwell, Jeremy Davidson; Warren Brosnihan, Neil McMillan, Tony McWhirter. Replacements: Simon Best, Paul Shields, Mark Blair, Andy Ward, Kieran Campbell, Jan Cunningham, Scott Young.