Ulster should be able to field James Hume and Marty Moore for Saturday’s Munster game ahead United Rugby ChampionshipTest rugby has a three weekend break with the Autumn Nations Series.

Depending on how both cope with the Ulster illness in South Africa, Hume and Moore could feature in round seven of the URC when they and the other players included in the Ireland ‘A’ squad take on the All Blacks XV this week are maintained by the respective provinces.

Hume was expected to feature if the meeting with the Sharks took place last weekend, and his appearance in Durban would have been the centre’s first game back from groin surgery following Ireland’s tour of New Zealand last summer.

Eight Ulster players were last week named in Andy Farrell’s senior squad to take on South Africa, Fiji and Australia in November and none will be available to Dan McFarland for the trip against Munster at Thomond Park.

Jacob Stockdale did not travel to South Africa due to ankle rehabilitation and is expected to be with Ireland this week and possibly feature in the match against South Africa on November 5.

Robert Balukun, Rob Herring, Kieran Treadwell, Nick Timani, Stuart McCloskey, Tom O’Toole and Michael Lowry all need treatment after illness struck the province’s squad last week when they traveled to Durban.