The return to fitness of David Wallace and Rob Henderson means a place for the international pair among the substitutes while John Hayes and Paul O'Connell are also included in the replacement panel. Kidney will decide later in the week whether Hayes or Martin Cahill will be replacement prop.
Dominic Crotty; John Kelly, Mike Mullins, Jason Holland, Anthony Horgan; Ronan O'Gara, Mike Prendergast; Marcus Horan, Frank Sheehan, Peter Clohessy; Mick Galwey capt, Mick O'Driscoll; Jim Williams, Alan Quinlan, Anthony Foley.
Replacements. Martin Cahill/John Hayes, James Blaney, Paul O'Connell, David Wallace, Derek Hegarty, Rob Henderson, Jeremy Staunton.