While still fielding a strong side that includes five of the international forwards who featured in the Six Nations, Gaffney uses the oocasion to give an opportunity to relative newcomers, Paul Devlin, Frank Murphy and Stephen Keogh.
Scrum-half Peter Stringer finds himself on the bench with UCC captain Murphy set to partner Jason Holland who replaces the injured Paul Burke.
Paul Devlin a late second-half replacement for Mike Mullins retains his place in the backline while two changes up front see Jerry Flannery come into the front-row for Frank Sheahan (bench) while Stephen Keogh gets the nod over Alan Quinlan for the number 6 shirt.
Munster 15. Shaun Payne 14. John Kelly 13. Paul Devlin 12. Rob Henderson 11. Anthony Horgan 10. Jason Holland 9. Frank Murphy 1. Marcus Horan 2. Jerry Flannery 3. John Hayes 4. Donncha O'Callaghan 5. Paul O'Connell 6. Stephen Keogh 7. David Wallace 8. Anthony Foley Replacements 16. Eugene McGovern 17. Frank Sheahan 18. Trevor Hogan 19. Jim Williams 20. Peter Stringer 21. Conan Doyle 22. Mike Mullins