Mike Mullins comes into the number 13 slot with Shaun Payne shifting to the right wing. That means a place on the bench for Mossy Lawlor alongside Jim Williams who gives up the number 6 jersey to Alan Quinlan. The other change in the back row sees Denis Leamy preferred to David Wallace for the number 7 shirt.
Munster. 15 Christian Cullen 14 Shaun Payne 13 Mike Mullins 12 Rob Henderson 11 Anthony Horgan 10 Ronan O'Gara 9 Peter Stringer 1 Marcus Horan 2 Frank Sheahan 3 John Hayes 4 Donncha O'Callaghan 5 Paul O'Connell 6 Alan Quinlan 7 Denis Leamy 8 Anthony Foley capt Replacements 16 James Blaney 17 Gordon McIlwham 18 Trevor Hogan 19 Jim Williams 20 Mike Prendergast 21 Paul Burke 22 Mossy Lawlor