For their part Munster make nine changes from the side that played The Dragons in the last Magners League game and the changes see a return to action of Alan Quinlan who missed Munster Heineken Cup matches and consequently a chance of inclusion in Eddie O'Sullivan's Six Nations squad.
Munster: C Cullen; S Payne, B Murphy, L Mafi, I Dowling; J Manning, T O'Leary; D Hurley, F Sheahan, F Pucciariello,; M O'Driscoll, C Wyatt; A Quinlan, T McGann, J Coughlan.
Replacements: T Buckley, J Flannery, Donncha Ryan, M Melbourne, B O'Meara, E Hickey, M Lawlor.
Border Reivers: C McRae; S Moffat, B MacDougall, N De Luca, S Danielli; S Jones, R Chrystle; R Grant, S Scott, E Kalman; O Palepoi, J Dalziel; S Newlands, A Miller, S Gray. Replacements: R Ford, B Douglas, R Vernon, S Forrest, B McKerchar, G Townsend, G Law.