Leinster however will be in no mood to roll over, having defeted Ulster in their last outing and they will be looking to their powerful pack to lay the foundations for a victory that would ensure they are the runners up for 2002. The Munster lineup shows a few adjustments to the team that overcame Connacht, with Elaine Collins, Maeve Quirke and Aisling O'Brien all missing from the forward pack. Changes have not seemed to have affected Munster this season as the strength and depth of the squad has been tested with injuries and unavailabilities meaning that the team has undergone changes for each match.Thirty two players have been used in just six matches and along with experienced internationals guiding the way it has been pleasing to see the emergence of younger players like Amanda Greensmith, Joy Neville, Aisling O'Brien and Claire O'Leary who all seem to have long careers ahead of them.
Munster v Leinster (Womens)
Clonmel, November 2, 2002, 2.30pm.
SaraJane Belton (UL Bohs), Amanda Greensmith (Shannon), Jennifer O'Leary (UL Bohs), Patrique Kelly (Vice Capt) (UL Bohs), Lynn Cantwell (UL Bohemians), Vivian Boland (Shannon), Louise Beamish (UL Bohs), Olivia Brown (Shannon), Jean Lonergan (Shannon), Edel Coen (Highfield), Rosemary Brown (Shannon), Rosie Foley (Shannon), Monica Dunn (Shannon), Fiona Steed (Captain) (Shannon), Joy Neville (Shannon).
Replacements: Regina O'Reilly (Shannon), Wendy Keenan (Shannon), Eimear O'Sullivan (Clonakilty), Eilis Cowhey (Shannon), Deirdre Lynch (Highfield), Alison Donnelly (Highfield), Catherine Murphy (Shannon).
Maura Coulter, Fiona Coughlan, Magali Dolo, Jen Lacey, Joyanne Manning, Orla Brennan, Adele McCleery, Anne Marie McAllister, Liz Comerford, Emma O Byrne, Julie Craig, Sinead Delaney, Grace Davitt, Fiona Wise, Nicki Milne.
Replacements: Michell Doyle, Manuella McCarthy, Lysa Coburn, Yvonne Nolan, Jayne Lawlor, Liz Oakes.