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.
Munster will have an afternoon run-out at Musgrave Park at the end of which Kidney will announce his starting panel.
The only real injury concerns are with scrum-half Peter Stringer who hasn't played since December and Anthony Horgan who hurt a shoulder in the Castres.Otherwise, players like John Hayes, Rob Henderson, Paul O'Connell and David Wallace - all troubled by injury in theto past weeks - are returning to full fitness.
Munster will fly out to Paris on Thursday at midday.
Meanwhile Leinster will name their side for the game against Leicester at lunchtime on Thursday with Brian O'Meara definitely ruled out and some doubt still about centre Shane Horgan. Miller is back from suspension. He played for Terenure Seconds last weekend and is expected to be named in the starting line-up.