Their side includes the big South African ball carriers Antonie Claassen and Gerhard Vosloo and Munster can expect them to come calling early doors along with Davit Kinchagishvili while out wide Fabrice Estebanez and Jamie Noon will also look to take the wind out of Munster's sails at an early stage.
Munster have been in this situation before and have the experience to know exactly what to expect, the fact that it's a competition they're unfamiliar with with matter not a whit. The old heads such as Ronan O'Gara, Mick O'Driscoll, Donncha O'Callaghan, Denis Leamy and David Wallace will need to bring all thier nous to the occasion today.
The team need to deliver a reprise of the second half performance of last weekend if they're to advance to a semi-final against Harlequins.
Munster: F Jones; D Howlett, L Mafi, S Tuitupou, K Earls; R O’Gara (capt), C Murray; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; D O’Callaghan, M O’Driscoll; D Leamy, D Wallace, J Coughlan. Replacements: M Sherry, M Horan, J Hayes, D Ryan, N Ronan, P Stringer, P Warwick, J Murphy.
Brive: S Spedding; G Namy, J Noon, F Estebanez, A Palisson; M Belie, A Figuerola; D Kinchagishvili, B Cabello, P Cardinali; T Dubarry, R Uys; G Vosloo, A Claassen, J Le Devedec. Replacements: J-P Bonrepaux, V Kakovin, P Barnard, A Mela, S Azoulai, F Domingo, S Perry, R Lespinas.
Referee : D Pearson (England).