10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
John Kelly and Barry Murphy have lost their respective battles to be fit for Munster's Heineken Cup Pool 4 trip to Cardiff on Sunday (Arms Park, kick-off 1pm).
The pair were injured in last week's Magners League win over Connacht - Kelly sustained a hamstring injury, while Murphy left Thomond Park with a damaged shoulder - but there is better news regarding David Wallace. The Ireland flanker has recovered from the leg injury he picked up against Connacht and will start this weekend.
In all, coach Declan Kidney has made seven changes, two of them positional, to the side that beat Connacht 13-0.
Shaun Payne replaces Christian Cullen at full-back, Murphy's spot at number 12 goes to Trevor Halstead, who came on for him after ten minutes against Connacht, while with Kelly out, Ian Dowling returns on the right wing.
In the forwards, Marcus Horan's absence due to a calf injury sees Federico Pucciariello switch from tighthead to loosehead prop, John Hayes is back in the number three jersey while Cork Constitution youngster Darragh Hurley, who was the starting loosehead last time out, will provide prop cover on the bench.
The rest of the pack is unchanged, meaning back rowers Wallace and Alan Quinlan will win their 50th Heineken Cup caps from the start on Sunday.
This is one position on the replacements bench to be filled with Cullen, Mossie Lawlor and Portuguese international Diogo Mateus all vying for it.
MUNSTER: Shaun Payne; Ian Dowling, Lifeimi Mafi, Trevor Halstead, Anthony Horgan; Ronan O'Gara, Peter Stringer; Federico Pucciariello, Frankie Sheahan, John Hayes, Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell (capt), Alan Quinlan, David Wallace, Denis Leamy.
Replacements: Andy Kyriacou, Darragh Hurley, Chris Wyatt, John O'Sullivan, Tomas O'Leary, Jeremy Manning, AN Other.