This is Munster's final preparation game before the start of the Heineken Cup when Munster head to France on December 6th to face Bourgoin.
As a precautionary measure ahead of next weeks Heineken Cup start Gaffney was forced to make a slight deviation from his plan, and did not include John Kelly (Achilles) and Anthony Horgan (hamstring).
Munster Team to Face Cardiff Blues:
Jeremy Staunton Mossie Lawlor Mike Mullins Jason Holland Shaun Payne Ronan O'Gara Peter Stringer Marcus Horan Frankie Sheahan John Hayes Donnacha O'Callaghan Paul O'Connell Jim Williams (Captain) David Wallace Anthony Foley
Replacements: Simon Kerr, Jerry Flanery, Trevor Hogan, Colm McMahon, Eoin Reddan, Rob Henderson, Martin McPhail, Dominic Crotty.
Munster v Cardiff Blues Celtic League Round 8 Musgrave Park, Cork 28th November 2003, K.O. 7.30 p.m.