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Edinburgh second-row Fraser McKenzie has been banned for a period of two weeks after he was found guilty of committing an act of foul play.
Rassie Erasmus makes no less than eight changes for Saturday’s PRO12 clash with Zebre at Thomond Park.
Ireland captain Rory Best will make his first start of the season for Ulster when Ospreys visit Kingspan Stadium on Saturday.
Dan Fish returns from injury as Cardiff Blues make five changes for Saturday’s PRO12 clash with Leinster at Cardiff Arms Park.
Treviso coach Kieran Crowley made only two changes to the starting line-up.
Tom Heathcote is the only change to the Warriors starting XV for Sunday’s clash with Newcastle Falcons at Sixways.
Greig Laidlaw is back to skipper Gloucester in Saturday’s Premiership derby game against Bath at Kingsholm.
Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond has made two changes to his starting XV for Saturday’s clash with Leicester Tigers at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Wasps director of rugby Dai Young has named his side to face Harlequins at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday.
Ulster are confident that Ireland fly-half Paddy Jackson will not be leaving them at the end of the 2016/17 season.