Published Friday, 28 September 2012
Tommy Bowe gets his face powdered for an ad to promote Ulster rugby. (© UTV)
The Ireland winger, who rejoined the side from the Ospreys in the summer, had been unable to play in the first three matches of the season due to injury.
It will be Ulster's first match since the death of centre Nevin Spence 13 days ago.
Ulster captain Johann Muller says the players have been very supportive of each other in the wake of the tragedy.
"It's obviously a lot easier saying it than actually doing it but the proof will be in the pudding on Friday night," said the South African.
We have had a couple of really good days together and it seems to help in training and getting back into things... We find a lot of comfort in each other and within the group.
"There is not going to be any excuses, if we win on Friday night it will be great, if we lose there will be no excuses for that.
"For us, it's back to business if we can do that, we want to go out there and play some really good rugby and build some momentum into a really important part of the session."
Ulster will be attempting to make it four wins in a row in the Pro 12 on Friday night in Cardiff.
"It's a big challenge this week but we just have to keep growing as a group and keep putting our best foot forward," added Ulster coach Mark Anscombe.
"We have a lot of work to still do but by no means we are the finished article. Our challenge is to keep growing as a team and to keep improving our performances."