Ulster have made eight changes to their side for tomorrow night's top-of-the-table RaboDirect PRO12 clash against Llanelli Scarlets at Ravenhill.

In the back-line; Andrew Trimble, Darren Cave, Paddy Jackson and Ruan Pienaar all return to the starting XV after missing the defeat to Munster.

In the pack; Rob Herring and Adam Macklin are retained in the front row, while Tom Court starts at loose head.

Dan Tuohy makes his first start after recovering from a torn calf muscle and joins Lewis Stevenson in the second-row.

Chris Henry will captain the side and starts at openside, with Robbie Diack at blindside and Nick Williams at Number 8.

Callum Black drops to the bench, as does Neil McComb and Roger Wilson. Paddy Wallace and John Afoa are also named as replacements alongside Niall Annett, Michael Heaney and Ricky Andrew.

Ulster XV to play Llanelli Scarlets in the RaboDirect PRO12 at Ravenhill on Friday at 7.05pm:

15 A D’Arcy, 14 A Trimble, 13 D Cave, 12 L Marshall, 11 C Gilroy; 10 P Jackson, 9 R Pienaar; 1 T Court, 2 R Herring, 3 A Macklin, 4 L Stevenson, 5 D Tuohy, 6 R Diack, 7 C Henry, 8 N Williams.

Replacements: N Annett, C Black, J Afoa, N McComb, R Wilson, M Heaney, P Wallace, R Andrew.