Admitting there were several close calls, coach Declan Kidney said, "I've said before that we are very fortunate to have such a strong squad and with nearly everyone available, it's always a very difficult side to pick. That in turn is a great reflection on the players themselves and on the medical/strength & conditioning staff who have done so well to have the players in the condition they're in at this stage of the season. We've seen a lot of good performances in recent weeks and we believe the selection reflects that."
Munster: D Hurley; D Howlett, L Mafi, R Tipoki, I Dowling; R O'Gara, T O'Leary; M Horan, J Flannery, J Hayes, D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell (capt), A Quinlan, D Wallace, D Leamy. Replacements: F Sheahan, F Pucciariello, M O'Driscoll, D Ryan, P Stringer, P Warwick, B Murphy.