Schalk van der Merwe is set to make his Ulster debut in the Champions Cup game against La Rochelle but Jared Payne will again be absent.
Ulster say they will stick by Marcell Coetzee after the South Africa flanker suffers another huge injury setback.
Tries from Jacob Stockdale and Stuart McCloskey give Ulster a 10-point win over Wasps in their Champions Cup opener.
Jared Payne will remain out of action when Ulster begin their European Champions Cup campaign against Wasps on Friday night.
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Ulster head coach Jonno Gibbes says the province has to be patient over Jared Payne's fitness as he recovers from the concussion he sustained on the British & Irish Lions tour.
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