And Munster 'A' will need all that experience against a visiting side who are enjoying a rich vein of form right now.
The Cornish Pirates have not been beaten in five games since losing in Bedford in early October and are leading the Championship by a point over Bristol.
Last time out they beat the Andre Bester-coached Rotherham Titans 30-13 and fifteen of that matchday squad will be on duty in Clonmel.
MUNSTER 'A' (v Cornish Pirates): Luke O'Dea; Ronan O'Mahony, Tom Gleeson, JJ Hanrahan, Simon Zebo; Scott Deasy, Peter Stringer; David Kilcoyne, Sean Henry, Stephen Archer, Mick O'Driscoll, Ian Nagle, Billy Holland, Tommy O'Donnell, Paddy Butler.
Replacements: Duncan Casey, John Ryan, David Foley, Brian O'Hara, Duncan Williams, Corey Hircock, Darren Moroney (UL Bohemians).