Munster ended a three match losing run in the Magners League with a 25-20 victory over the Ospreys on Saturday and have won seven of their last eight home games in all competitions.
Connacht's only victory in their last nine games in all competitions was 16-9 over Newport Gwent Dragons on October 13th but those statistics are misleading in assessing the worth of this Connacht side. Last time out they were desperately unlucky not to win at the Arms Park, prior to that they scored 34 points in Hughenden yet lost by a single score and held Edinburgh to a draw.
Munster: S Payne, C Cullen, A Horgan, J Kelly, B Murphy, L Mafi, T Halstead, I Dowling, J Manning, E Hickey, R O'Gara, P Stringer, T O'Leary, F Pucciariello, D Hurley, J Hayes, F Sheahan, F Roche, A Kyriacou, M O'Driscoll, D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell, A Quinlan, J
O'Sullivan, D Leamy, D Wallace, T McGann.
Referee: Donal Courtney (IRFU) . Touch Judges: Colin Stanley (IRFU), Dudley Phillips (IRFU).