18 May, 00:08
Munster have announced that Ronan O'Gara has retired from playing professional rugby. It's understood that the 36 year old will take up a coaching role abroad at the start of the 2013/14 season.
There are two Academy players, hooker Sean Henry and wing Simon Zebo named on the bench alongside Development contracted Stephen Archer and Peter O'Mahony while Barry Murphy makes a welcome return to the Munster squad after a long lay-off through injury.
Doug Howlett will captain the side.
Munster: S Deasy; D Howlett, J Murphy, I Dineen, D Hurley; P Warwick, P Stringer; W du Preez, M Sherry, J Hayes; B Holland, I Nagle; A Quinlan, N Ronan, J Coughlan. Replacements: S Henry, Darragh Hurley, S Archer, T O'Donnell, P O'Mahony, D Williams, B Murphy, S Zebo.