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: Jeremy Staunton; John Kelly, Mike Mullins, Jason Holland, Mossie Lawlor; Ronan O'Gara, Peter Stringer; Marcus Horan, Frank Sheahan, John Hayes; Donncha O'Callaghan, Mick O'Driscoll; Jim Williams capt Alan Quinlan, Anthony Foley. Replacements: Martin Cahill, James Blaney, Mick Galwey, Denis Leamy/Eddie Halvey, Mike Prendergast, Killian Keane, Colm McMahon.
Meanwhile, Connacht make three changes for their Parker Pen Challenge Cup quarter-final tie first leg (v Pontypridd) at Ericsson Park, Athlone. (Sat 5.30 pm). Gavin Duffy takes over from the injured Ted Robinson on the right-wing with Mark McHugh starting at full-back and Johnny O'Connor chosen at open-side flanker.
Pontypridd have a number of injury problems, including world record points scorer Neil Jenkins, and they are not expected to name their side until later in the week.
Connacht: Mark McHugh; Gavin Duffy, Darren Yapp, Shane Moore capt Wayne Munn; Eric Elwood, Eoin Reddan; Ronan MCormack, Jerry Flannery, Peter Bracken; Damien Browne, Rowen Frost; Michael Swift, Colm Rigney, Johnny O'Connor. Replacements: Dan McFarland, MarnusUijs, Eric Peters, John Muldoon, Chris Keane, Martin McPhail, James. Norton