Flannery returned to his native province this season along with Eoin Reddan and Martin McPhail, having spent two years in Connacht and Reddan is also in the Munster starting line-up with Martin McPahil named on the bench. Trevor Hogan who made his Celtic League debut this time last year in the game against Swansea (Musgrave) will partner Eddie Halvey in the second row with Munster fielding a particularly strong back row of Jim Williams, David Wallace and Denis Leamy.
In the backs, Reddan will be partnered by Killian Keane who did such a good job when he came on as a first half replacement for Jason Holland against Leinster, while Jeremy Staunton, scorer of all his side's points in that game continues at full-back.
Munster (v Llanelli Scarlets, Thomond park, Friday September 12th, 7.30pm.)
Munster Team to Face Llanelli:
Jeremy Staunton, Mossie Lawlor, Mike Mullins, Jason Jones-Hughes, Shaun Payne, Killian Keane, Eoin Reddan, Simon Kerr, Jerry Flannery, Martin Cahill, Trevor Hogan, Eddie Halvey, Denis Leamy, David Wallace, Jim Williams (capt).
Martin McPhail, Colm McMahon, Frank Murphy, Stephen Keogh, Donal Sheahan, Andy Long, Jody Danaher.
15. Barry Davies 14. Tal Selley 13. Matthew J Watkins 12. Leigh Davies (capt) 11. Richard Rees 10. Gareth Bowen 9. Mike Phillips 1. David Maddocks 2. Aled Gravelle 3. John Davies 4. Adam Jones 5. Chris Wyatt 6. Emyr Lewis 7. Ian Boobyer 8. Scott Quinnell
Replacements: 16. Nathan Williams 17. Rhys Williams 18. Bryn Griffiths 19. Vernon Cooper 20. Dale Burn 21. Ceiron Thomas 22. Gavin Evans.