There is also a place in the starting XV for James Coughlan who missed the end of last season with a hand injury and Doug Howlett who has been out of action since early December.
Team Manager Niall O'Donovan explaining why there has been no bench named said. "It's our intention, after agreement with La Rochelle, to give each of those who have travelled some game time and to that end we expect to play the game in a first 40 minute then 2x20 minute second half periods."
Munster: D Hurley; D Howlett, D Barnes, J Downey, L O'Dea; I Keatley, D Williams; D Kilcoyne, G Slattery, S Archer; B Holland, B Hayes; T O'Donnell, S Dougall, J Coughlan.
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Squad training in sunny La Rochelle