Denis Hurley is a late cry off the Munster team for tonight's game, his place on the wing going to Ian Dowling with Tom Gleeson drafted onto the replacement bench.
Hurley sat out Tuesday's UL training run with a slight calf injury but although he trained on Thursday in Cork he found the injury again caused him dicfficulty this morning and was withdrawn this afternoon.
P Warwick, D Howlett, K Earls, J de Villiers, I Dowling, R O'Gara, T O'Leary, W du Preez, D Fogarty, J Hayes, D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell [capt], A Quinlan, N Ronan, D Wallace. Replacements: D Varley, M Horan, T Buckley, D Ryan, J Coughlan, P Stringer, L Mafi, T Gleeson.
Northampton Saints: B Foden, C Ashton, J Clarke, J Downey, B Reihana, S Geraghty, L Dickson, S Tongauiha, D Hartley [capt], E Murray, I Fernandez Lobbe, J Kruger, C Lawes, P Dowson, R Wilson. Replacements: B Sharman, A Waller, B Mujati, C Day, N Best, A Dickens, S Myler, C Mayor.
Referee: Romain Poite (France)