16th December 2012 By jess
Dave Kilcoyne was withdrawn from the Munster team just hours before kick off and his place on the starting XV goes to Wian du Preez with Marcus Horan coming onto the bench.
Kilcoyne is suffering from a bout of gastro-enteritis and Horan was flown out yesterday as cover after the rest of the squad had departed from Cork.
Munster: F Jones; D Howlett (c), C Laulala, J Downey, S Zebo; R O'Gara, C Murray; W du Preez, M Sherry, BJ Botha; D O'Callaghan, D Ryan; D O'Callaghan, P O'Mahony, J Coughlan. Replacements: D Varley, M Horan, S Archer, B Holland, P Butler, D Williams, I Keatley, L O'Dea.
Saracens: A Goode; C Ashton, J Tomkins, B Barritt, D Strettle; O Farrell, R Wigglesworth; R Gill, S Brits, M Stevens; S Borthwick (c), M Botha; G Kruis, W Fraser, K Brown. Replacements: J Smit, M Vunipola, P Du Plessis, E Sheriff, E Joubert, N de Kock, C Hodgson, C Wyles.
Referee: J Garces (France).