New Ireland international Bundee Aki returns to the Connacht team for Saturday's European Challenge Cup game against Brive.
Quinn Roux comes in for Connacht in the only change for their opening European Champions Cup game against Toulouse.
Connacht travel to Switzerland for their opening pool match of the European Challenge Cup against Oyonnax
Ulster make six changes for Friday's Pro12 contest against a Connacht side who will be without star centre Bundee Aki.
Eoghan Masterson will captain Connacht in Saturday's Challenge Cup game against a Worcester side which shows seven changes.