Anthony Foley has named his side to face Guinness PRO12 leaders Ospreys at Thomond Park tomorrow evening for the round four clash, and it sees Conor Murray promoted to captain for the first time.
Murray is one of six players to retain their starting positions from last weekend's 31-5 win over Zebre.
International loosehead Dave Kilcoyne makes his first start of the season with hooker Duncan Casey and tighthead BJ Botha remaining in situ in the front row.
Donncha O'Callaghan comes into the second row for Billy Holland who has played every minute of this season's PRO12 to date, and Munster's most capped player will be partnered by Paul O'Connell who makes his second consecutive league start.
Paddy Butler retains responsibility at 6, with Sean Dougall and CJ Stander returning to the starting line up at 7 and 8 respectively.
In the half backs Conor Murray will captain the Munster squad for the first time while Ian Keatley is back to take command of the 10 channel.
After impressing in the centre last time out against Zebre, Denis Hurley will again start at inside centre alongside Ivan Dineen who completes the midfield partnership.
Gerhard van den Heever has recovered from a knee injury to make his first appearance of the season on the left wing. The South African comes in for Simon Zebo, another who has played every minute of Munster's league campaign to date.
Andrew Conway returns to the right wing with Johne Murphy starting at at full back for the first time in this season's PRO12.
A strong performance on his senior debut last Friday sees Year Three Academy player Jack O'Donoghue included amongst the replacements once again this weekend.
Munster: Johne Murphy, Andrew Conway, Ivan Dineen, Denis Hurley, Gerhard van den Heever; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray – capt; Dave Kilcoyne, Duncan Casey, BJ Botha; Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell; Paddy Butler, Sean Dougall, CJ Stander
Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, James Cronin, Stephen Archer, Dave Foley, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Andrew Smith
Munster v Ospreys, Guinness PRO12 Round 4, Saturday September 27th, Thomond Park. KO 6:30pm.
Tickets are available to buy:
- online here
- Munster Rugby Ticket Offices in Thomond Park and Musgrave Park on Thursday and Friday from 10am-4.30pm.
- Mobile Ticket Unit at East Stand on Saturday from 10am
- West Stand Ticket booth from 4.30pm on Saturday.