Stephen Keogh who led the side last Friday in Welford Road for Munster's
opening Celtic League game against Border Reivers in Thomond Park on Friday
(7.10pm). Keogh moves to open-side flanker with Denis Leamy coming into the
side at blind-side wing-forward
The other change up front sees Marcus Horan in at loose-head prop ahead of
Frank Roche who is listed among the replacements.
Only two of the backs - Paul Burke and Rob Henderson - who started against
Leicester retain their positions for this game. Shaun Payne missed the
Leicester game through injury and is restored to full-back while Trevor
Halstead, a half-time replacement for Rob Henderson at Welford Road - now
partners Henderson in the centre.
Commenting on the selection coach Declan Kidney, said, "With the number of
injuries we have now at the start of the season," - Anthony Horgan, Mike
Mullins & Christian Cullen - " it's important we try all our options, use
various combinations and see how they work".
David Wallace said he " was looking forward to the challenge very much. I've
player there (wing) a few times, although never actually started a game in that
Munster: Shaun Payne; David Wallace, Trevor Halstead, Rob Henderson, John
Kelly; Paul Burke, Peter Stringer; Marcus Horan, Jerry Flannery, Federico
Pucciariello; Trevor Hogan, Mick O'Driscoll; Stephen Keogh, Denis Leamy, Anthony Foley capt
Replacements: Frank Roche, Frank Sheahan, John O'Sullivan, Alan Quinlan, Frank
Murphy, Jeremy Manning, Barry Murphy.
Border Reivers: Stuart Moffat; Simon Danielli, Ben MacDougall, Charlie Hore,
Garry Law; Gregor Townsend, Chris Cusiter; Paul Thomson capt, Ross Ford, Bruce
Douglas; Opeta Palepoi, Colin Stewart; Wayne McEntee, Scott Gray, Kelly Brown
Replacements: Brendan McKerchar, Lee Kibble, John Dalziel, Andy Miller, Andy
Rennick, Steve Scott, Tommy McGee.
Referee: Tim Hayes (WRU).
Touch Judges: Alan Rogan & Tom Horkan (IRFU).