18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Former Springbok prop is named on the replacement bench in a side that will be captained by Andy Ward.
Ulster Bryn Cunningham; James Topping, Ryan Constable, Jonathan Bell Jan Cunningham; Adam Larkin, Kieran Campbell; Justin Fitzpatrick, Matt Sexton, Clem Boyd; Mark Blair, Jeremy Davidson; Andy Ward (Captain), Neil McMillan, Russell Nelson.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Kempson, 17 Paul Shields 18 Matt McCullough, 19 Neil Best, 20 Reece Spee, 21 Shane Stewart, 22 Scott Young.
Ulster A will play Holland at Ravenhill on Saturday (17th August), kick off 2.30pm. Ticket holders from Friday night's match against Bedford will be admitted free of charge to the Holland match if they present their ticket at the gate on Saturday.