Martin McPhail (shoulder), Martin Cahill (shoulder), Jerry Flannery (concussion), and David Pusey (ankle) are all ruled out through injury sustained in the Ulster game while Jason Jones-Hughes suffered a knock that he subsequently aggravated in training.
Jim Williams returns to the side having been forced to cry-off the side just hours before kick-off with a stomach bug while Dominic Crotty who started on the bench for that game, resumes at full back with Shaun Payne Payne moving to the wing.
Munster Side to Face Gwent Dragons:
15. Dominic Crotty 14. Shaun Payne 13. Mike Mullins 12. Conrad O'Sullivan 11. Mossie Lawlor 10. Jeremy Staunton 9. Eoin Reddan 1. Simon Kerr 2. Andy Long 3. Jody Danagher 4. Trevor Hogan 5. Donal Sheehan 6. Stephen Keogh 7. David Wallace 8. Jim Williams (captain)
Replacements: Eugene McGovern, Frank Roche, Eddie Halvey, Colm McMahon, Frank Murphy, Clem Casey, AN Other.
Munster v Newport Gwent Dragons
Kick-Off: 19:05 Venue: Rodney Parade, Newport.