Ulster: C Piutau; L Ludik, L Marshall, S McCloskey, J Stockdale; C Lealiifano, J Cooney; K McCall, R Herring, W Herbst; K Treadwell, I Henderson (capt); R Diack, S Reidy, J Deysel.
Replacements: J Andrew, C Black , R Ah You, M Rea, C Ross, P Marshall, P Nelson, T Bowe.
Wasps: W Le Roux; C Wade, E Daly, B Macken, J Bassett; J Gopperth, D Robson; M Mullan, T Cruse, J Cooper-Woolley; J Launchbury (capt), W Rowlands; J Haskell, T Young, N Hughes.
Replacements: A Johnson, S McIntytre, M Moore, J Gaskell, J Willis, J Simpson, R Miller, M Watson.
Ulster have made three changes to their line-up for the Champions Cup opener against Wasps as Iain Henderson captains the side for the first time.
Louis Ludik, Robbie Diack and Sean Reidy come into the team, with Tommy Bowe and injured duo Alan O'Connor and Chris Henry dropping out.
Henderson switches from blindside flanker to the second row.
Wasps are boosted by the return of captain Joe Launchbury, Nathan Hughes and Jimmy Gopperth,
Christian Wade and Dan Robson come into the backline, while Jake Cooper-Woolley and Tom Cruse are drafted into the front row.
Ulster half-backs Christian Lealiifano and John Cooney make their European debuts, along with flanker Jean Deysel.
Rory Best, Marcell Coetzee, Craig Gilroy, Jared Payne and Schalk van der Merwe all miss the game through injury.
Wasps have lost six of their last seven away matches against Irish opposition.