One of those changes occurs in the backline where Paul Devlin comes in in place of Anthony Horgan with coach Alan Gaffney obviously anxious to see how the League convert has progressed since joining from Widnes Vikings.
Elsewhere, Gaffney gives John Hayes, Paul O'Connell and Anthony Foley a break which means Gordon McIlwham comes into the front-row, Tom Bowman partners Donncha O'Callaghan in the second-row with Jim Williams anchoring the scrum.
Munster. 15. Christian Cullen 14. Shaun Payne 13. Mike Mullins 12. Rob Henderson 11. Paul Devlin 10. Ronan O'Gara capt 9. Peter Stringer 1. Marcus Horan 2. Frank Sheahan 3. Gordon McIlwham 4. Tom Bowman 5. Donncha O'Callaghan 6. Alan Quinlan 7. Denis Leamy 8. Jim Williams. Replacements 16. Frank Roche 17. Jerry Flannery 18. Trevor Hogan 19. Stephen Keogh 20. Eoin Reddan 21. Paul Burke 22. James Storey