Ireland international Jacob Stockdale has been named at full-back for Ulster's opening Guinness PRO14 game of the season against Benetton.
Stockdale will be joined in the back three by Rob Lyttle and Craig Gilroy.
Stewart Moore will make his first senior start for Ulster, partnering James Hume in midfield.
Michael Lowry has been named to start at fly-half, alongside John Cooney at scrum-half.
In the pack, Jack McGrath and Marty Moore will pack down either side of Rob Herring.
Sam Carter will partner captain Iain Henderson in the second row, while Matthew Rea, Sean Reidy and Marcell Coetzee have been selected in the back row.
Back-row and Academy Player of the Year, David McCann, could make his senior Ulster debut if called upon from the bench.
Prop Gareth Milasinovich is also set to earn his first cap following his return from a knee injury sustained shortly after joining the club last summer.
(15-9): Jacob Stockdale, Craig Gilroy, James Hume, Stewart Moore, Rob Lyttle, Michael Lowry, John Cooney.
(1-8): Jack McGrath, Rob Herring, Marty Moore, Sam Carter, Iain Henderson (Capt.), Matthew Rea, Sean Reidy, Marcell Coetzee.
Replacements: Adam McBurney, Eric O'Sullivan, Gareth Milasinovich, David O'Connor, David McCann, Alby Mathewson, Bill Johnston, Louis Ludik.