17 Jun, 19:25
Ireland pulled clear of hosts Canada with four tries in the closing half hour as they earned a 40-14 victory at the BMO Stadium on Saturday night. Check out some photos from the Toronto tussle.
Meanwhile, Edinburgh coach Rob Moffat has made three changes to his team for the trip across the water to Belfast.
Tim Visser, Ross Ford and Kyle Traynor all come back into the starting line-up.
Dutch winger Visser, who was a try scorer on his debut at Cardiff, replaces Andrew Turnbull on the left wing, while Lions hooker Ford and Traynor have been preferred to Andrew Kelly and Allan Jacobsen in the front row.
Lions scrum half Mike Blair remains on the replacements bench. He was introduced midway through the second half of last weekend's heavy defeat of Connacht.
ULSTER: Clinton Schifcofske; Timoci Nagusa, Darren Cave, Ian Whitten, Simon Danielli; Ian Humphreys, Isaac Boss; Bryan Young, Andy Kyriacou, BJ Botha, Neil McComb, Ed O'Donoghue, Stephen Ferris, Willie Faloon, Chris Henry (capt).
Replacements: Nigel Brady, Declan Fitzpatrick, Tamaiti Horua, Robbie Diack, Cillian Willis, Paddy Wallace, Andrew Trimble.
EDINBURGH: Chris Paterson; Mark Robertson, Ben Cairns, John Houston, Tim Visser; Phil Godman, Greig Laidlaw; Kyle Traynor, Ross Ford, Geoff Cross, Craig Hamilton, Scott MacLeod, Alan MacDonald, Roddy Grant, Allister Hogg (capt).
Replacements: Andrew Kelly, Allan Jacobsen, Steve Turnbull, Scott Newlands, Mike Blair, Nick De Luca, Steve Jones.
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: David Keane, Kevin Beggs (both Ireland)
Television Match Official: Peter Ferguson (Ireland)
Match Odds (Paddy Power): Ulster to win: 8/11; Draw: 20/1; Edinburgh to win: 11/10
Say What: Stephen Ferris (Ulster) - "I'll be delighted to be back in an Ulster shirt come Friday, it's been hard watching the guys from the sidelines, wishing you were out there with them and part of the team, especially last Saturday.
"I have been itching for game-time from the pre-season friendlies. It's hard to be training with the squad in the run-up to big games, knowing you won't get your chance to play.
"I knew I would miss the first few Magners games, so I have been focused on getting in peak condition for when the call came.
"It will be great to start my first game this season in front of a home crowd - the atmosphere at Ravenhill always helps, there's a great buzz about the ground, especially with the new stand being open for the game.
"All the guys are focused on giving a performance on Friday, we know Edinburgh are a powerful side and that we need to turn up and play at full strength for the full 80 minutes. We're all ready to take Ulster to the play-offs this season."
Ben Cairns (Edinburgh) - "Nobody is getting carried away after just two games, but we are pleased with the progress we have made so far this season.
"Playing away at Ulster is one of the most difficult tests in the Magners League and we realise that we will have to be at the top of our game in order to achieve another positive result.
"When we won there in 2007 it was a really important result for the team in terms of our development and in terms of learning how to win away from home.
"We will be looking to carry on the momentum we have generated over the first two matches at Ulster."
RECENT LEAGUE MEETINGS:
Friday, September 15, 2006 - Edinburgh 20 Ulster 15, Murrayfield
Friday, May 11, 2007 - Ulster 16 Edinburgh 10, Ravenhill
Friday, September 28, 2007 - Edinburgh 24 Ulster 10, Murrayfield
Friday, November 30, 2007 - Ulster 14 Edinburgh 20, Ravenhill
Friday, October 3, 2008 - Ulster 13 Edinburgh 9, Ravenhill
Friday, January 9, 2009 - Edinburgh 21 Ulster 15, Murrayfield
- Ulster return to Ravenhill for the first time since April, following four successive away matches. Ulster have lost their last two games in Belfast since a 12-0 victory over Glasgow Warriors in the Magners League on March 7 last
- The Ulstermen have won three of their last four games against Scottish teams
- Edinburgh, who are riding high at the top of the league table, recorded their eighth straight league victory against Connacht at Murrayfield last Friday
- Edinburgh have won their last three games against Irish opponents, but have lost on five of their last six visits to Ireland
- Each team won its respective home game when the two sides met in the Magners League last season. Edinburgh's only win in their last six visits to Ravenhill was a 20-14 success there on November 30, 2007