**Duane Vermeulen will make his long-awaited Ulster debut when they begin their Heineken Champions Cup campaign at Clermont Auvergne on Saturday.** \n\nUlster pulled off a major coup by announcing the acquisition of the World Cup-winning Springboks number eight in September. \n\nFans have had to wait until the end of Vermeulen’s international commitments to catch a glimpse of him in an Ulster jersey while a positive coronavirus test caused a further short delay. \n\nHowever, the former Vodacom Bulls star is named in the starting XV for Saturday’s clash with Clermont – a fixture coach Dan McFarland knows will be a real test for his side. \n\n“I can’t over-emphasise the quality of the challenge they propose, particularly as in the past couple of weeks they’ve been able to bring back in some of their star backs in Alivereti Raka, Damian Penaud and Camille Lopez.