Up front Marcus Horan returns to the front row in place of Tony Buckley, Donncha O'Callaghan partners his captain Paul O'Connell in the second and the experienced David Wallace takes the number seven jersey from Niall Ronan whose two tries last weekend helped Munster to a bonus point win.
For their part Leinster have opted for young star Jonathan Sexton in the pivotal ten position with Felipe Contepomi at inside centre alongside Brian O'Driscoll with both their big name signing CJ Van Der Linde and Rocky Elsom being thrown in from the start.
Munster: K Earls; D Howlett, R Tipoki, L Mafi, I Dowling; R O'Gara, T O'Leary; M Horan, J Flannery, J Hayes; P O'Connell capt, D O'Callaghan; D Ryan, D Wallace, J Melck. Replacements: F Sheahan, F Pucciariello, J O'Sullivan, A Quinlan, P Stringer, P Warwick, B Murphy.
Leinster: G Dempsey; S Horgan, B O'Driscoll capt, F Contepomi, L Fitzgerald; J Sexton, C Whitaker; R McCormack, B Jackman CJ Van Der Linde; L Cullen capt, M O'Kelly; R Elsom, S Jennings, J Heaslip. Replacements: S Wright, J Fogarty, T Hogan, C Jowitt, S O'Brien, C Keane, R Kearney.