The Munster team has been named for Saturday’s BKT URC Interpro derby against Ulster at Thomond Park (5.15pm).
Match tickets are available here. A family pack of four tickets costs just €40 with Stand tickets from €15 for juniors and €30 for adults.
There are nine changes and one positional switch to the side that faced Leinster last week.
John Ryan starts at tighthead prop after returning to the province this week on a short-term contract.
Mike Haley returns from a groin injury to make his first appearance since the win over Zebre at Musgrave Park four weeks ago.
After a six-week rest period and being cleared by the independent medical consultant, Alex Kendellen starts on his first appearance since sustaining a concussion against Cardiff in URC round 1.
Four Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players are named in the squad with Patrick Campbell and Edwin Edogbo both starting as Edwin returns after a calf injury.
Evan O’Connell and Cian Hurley are included among the replacements with 18-year-old O’Connell in line to make his Munster debut. If he features, UL Bohs man and former Castletroy College student O’Connell will become the province’s youngest player of the professional era, beating the record Ruadhan Quinn set earlier this season. Hurley is in line for his second Munster appearance.
Eoin O’Connor makes his second start for Munster and his first appearance of the season.
Malakai Fekitoa, Paddy Patterson and Dave Kilcoyne also come into the side.
Mike Haley starts at full-back with Shane Daly and Patrick Campbell on either flank.
Rory Scannell and Malakai Fekitoa form the centre partnership with Paddy Patterson and Jack Crowley in the half-backs. Crowley moves to his more familiar position at out-half having started at full-back last week.
Dave Kilcoyne, Diarmuid Barron and John Ryan start in the front row with Edogbo and O’Connor in the engine room.
Captain Jack O’Donoghue, John Hodnett and Alex Kendellen complete the side.
Roman Salanoa (head) and Simon Zebo (calf) return to the matchday squad and are named among the replacements.
Find out all you need to know ahead of the game here.
In player news, Jean Kleyn (ribs) will be unavailable for the next number of weeks while Tom Ahern (shoulder) is due to meet with a specialist next week. Lock Kiran McDonald has signed as short-term injury cover with full details here.
Munster: Mike Haley; Shane Daly, Malakai Fekitoa, Rory Scannell, Patrick Campbell; Jack Crowley, Paddy Patterson; Dave Kilcoyne, Diarmuid Barron, John Ryan; Edwin Edogbo, Eoin O’Connor; Jack O’Donoghue (C), John Hodnett, Alex Kendellen.
Replacements: Niall Scannell, Josh Wycherley, Roman Salanoa, Evan O’Connell, Cian Hurley, Neil Cronin, Ben Healy, Simon Zebo.
Hear from Munster Attack Coach Mike Prendergast ahead of the game.
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