"If we are going to come away with the win we really need, we'll have to play out of our socks and be mentally prepared for a real fight.
"We were very disappointed with our performance last Friday so it is great to have this early opportunity to play Cardiff Blues again. We have had plenty to work on from last week and we must make sure that we make our home advantage count, get our Ravenhill support behind us in order to get as much out of this game as we possibly can."
Paddy McAllister and Tommy Seymour are additions to the squad that was selected for the Cardiff away game last weekend, while Tom Court and Mark McCrea were not considered due to injury.
Declan Fitzpatrick, Bryan Young, BJ Botha, Nigel Brady, Andi Kyriacou, Ed O'Donoghue, Dan Tuohy, Ryan Caldwell, Chris Henry, Paddy McAllister, Stephen Ferris, Robbie Diack, TJ Anderson, David Pollock, Rory Best.
Jamie Smith, Paul Marshall, Simon Danielli, Darren Cave, Ian Whitten, Timoci Nagusa, Ian Humphreys, Niall O'Connor, Isaac Boss, Paddy Wallace, Andrew Trimble, Michael Heaney, Jonny Shiells, Tommy Seymour.