Up front Tony Buckley comes in for Marcus Horan in the front row, Mick O'Driscoll joins Donncha O'Callaghan in the second row while Anthony Foley's return to the number 8 jersey sees a back-row reshuffle from last weekend with Denis Leamy moving to openside wing-forward.
Looking forward to the game coach Declan Kidney said, " Munster Leinster games have always been great occasions and I don't expect this one to be any different. We have two good sides, we'll have a full house and two teams with a lot to play for. You couldn't ask for more than that. I think the whole occasion will be a great advertisement for the Magners League competition.
"In terms of the selection, we have a good panel and players are always looking for games. With a squad like ours, its easy to make changes, sometimes easier to leave the team the same but we've tried to come up with the right mix."
Munster: D Hurely; D Howlett, L Mafi, R Tipoki, I Dowling; R O'Gara capt, P Stringer; T Buckley, J Flannery, J Hayes; D O'Callaghan, M O'Driscoll; A Quinlan, D leamy, A Foley. Replacements: F Sheahan, F Pucciariello, P O'Connell, N Ronan, T O'Leary, P Warwick, K Lewis.