Also included in the match day squad for the first time this season is Jerry Flannery and with Trevor Halstead unavailable through injury Lifeimi Mafi is set to partner Barry Murphy in the centre.
Munster have yest to finalise their back-row. They wait on Denis Leamy who was forced out of the side for the game against The Dragons last weekend having picked up a stomach bug. Leamy has recovered and travels with the squad but management will wait as long as possible before deciding on his readiness and the composition of the back-row.
Jeremy Manning has recovered from a shoulder knock to take his place on the bench alongside Tomas O'Leary and Christian Cullen
Munster: S Payne; J Kelly, B Murphy, L Mafi, I Dowling; R O'Gara, P Stringer; M Horan, F Sheahan, J Hayes; D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell capt; D Leamy/M O'Driscoll, D Wallace, A Foley/D Leamy. Replacements: J Flannery, F Pucciariello, J Coughlan, Foley/Leamy/O'Driscoll, /C Wyatt, T O'Leary, J Manning, C Cullen.