By Richard O'Reilly
Ulster host Wasps at Kingspan Stadium tonight in a pre-season friendly.
Co-captain Andrew Trimble will start the game on the wing. Fellow internationals Craig Gilroy, Stuart McCloskey and Chris Henry are also in the starting XV.
Paul Marshall and Brett Herron will form a half-back partnership, while Callum Patterson starts at centre alongside McCloskey.
🏉 MATCH DAY! 🏉 ULSTER v WASPS ⏰ KO 7.30pm 🚧 Gates open 6.00pm 📱 #ULSvWAS #SUFTUM pic.twitter.com/K0VnQ8LViG— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) August 17, 2017
New Flanker Jean Deysel, who could be in line for his Ulster debut, is named on the replacements bench.
The South African is joined by Tommy Bowe and Britstol-bound star Charles Piutau.
Adam McBurney and Caleb Montgomery could also make their first showing for Ulster, joining a list of 17 replacements.
Ulster team to play Wasps, Thursday 17th August, Kingspan Stadium, 7.30pm:
Forwards: 1. Callum Black 2. John Andrew 3. Wiehahn Herbst 4. Pete Browne 5. Alan O'Connor 6. Clive Ross 7. Chris Henry 8. Nick Timoney
Backs: 9. Paul Marshall 10. Brett Herron 11. Craig Gilroy 12. Stuart McCloskey13. Callum Patterson 14. Andrew Trimble 15. Louis Ludik
Rob Herring, Adam McBurney, Andrew Warwick, Kyle McCall, Rodney Ah You, Johnny Simpson, Robbie Diack, Jean Deysel, Caleb Montgomery, Matthew Rea, Aaron Cairns, Dave Shanahan, Pete Nelson, Tommy Bowe, Charles Piutau, Jack Owens, David Busby