With seven of his squad on international duty, coach Alan Gaffney will be delighted to have captain Jim Williams and wing John O'Neill back in action while veteran Mick Galwey teams up with Mick O'Driscoll in the engine room.
The only selection doubt concerns the back row. Alan Quinlan is the first choice six for this match but the Tipperary man was drafted into the national squad as cover for Eric Miller and if Miller is ruled out then Eddie Halvey will start and his place on the bench will go to Denis Leamy.
Munster. Jeremy Staunton; John O'Neill, Mike Mullins,Jason Holland, Mossy Lawlor; Killian Keane, Dominic Malone;