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.
Having all shaken off injuries, Trevor Halstead, Anthony Horgan and John O'Sullivan are back in an extended Munster squad for Saturday's must-win Pool 1 tie with Castres Olympique.
HEINEKEN CUP: POOL 1: Saturday, October 29
Munster v Castres Olympique, Thomond Park, 5.15pm (live RTE 2, Sky Sports)
Previous Meetings: 95/96: Castres 19 Munster 12; 00/01: Castres 29 Munster 32, Munster 21 Castres 11; 01/02: Munster 28 Castres 23, Castres 21 Munster 13, Castres 17 Munster 25; 04/05: Castres 19 Munster 12, Munster 36 Castres 8
Backs (12): Shaun Payne, John Kelly, Anton Pitout, Anthony Horgan, Barry Murphy, Trevor Halstead, Gary Connolly, Jeremy Manning, Paul Burke, Ronan O'Gara, Tomas O'Leary, Peter Stringer
Forwards (15): Marcus Horan, Jerry Flannery, Denis Fogarty, John Hayes, Federico Pucciarriello, Frank Roche, Tony Buckley, Donncha O'Callaghan, Mick O'Driscoll, Trevor Hogan, John O'Sullivan, Stephen Keogh, David Wallace, Denis Leamy, Anthony Foley (capt).
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)