And Munster will need all that experience against a visiting side who are enjoying a rich vein of form right now. They haven't been beaten in five games since losing in Bedford in early October and are leading the Championship by a point over Bristol.
Last time out they beat the Andre Bester coached Rotherham Titans 30-13 and 15 of that match day squad will be on duty tomorrow night in Clonmel.
Munster: Luke O'Dea; Ronan O'Mahony, Tom Gleeson, JJ Hanrahan, Simon Zebo; Scott Deasy, Peter Stringer; Dave Kilcoyne, Sean Henry, Stephen Archer; Mick O'Driscoll, Ian Nagle; Billy Holland, Tommy O'Donnell, Paddy Butler. Replacements: Duncan Casey, John Ryan, Dave Foley, Brian O'Hara, Duncan Williams, Darren Moroney (UL Bohs), Corey Hircock.
Cornish Pirates: Matt Evans; Rhodri McAtee, Drew Locke, Sam Hill, David Doherty; Rob Cook, Tom Kessell; Ryan Storer, Dave Ward, Carl Rimmer; Laurie McGlone, Ian Nimmo; Chris Morgan, Charlie Walker-Blair, Kyle Marriott. Replacements: Tom Cowan-Dickie, Rob Elloway, Paul Andrew, Blair Cowan, Phil Burgess, Gavin cattle, Ryan Western.