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.
" I don't see it as a game, which will be decided by the 2 fly halves. Like a lot of games, what happens up front will determine the outcome. It will be a tough physical match, and our pack is going to have to play a leading role. Clearly David is as important to us as Ronan is to Munster."
" We expect Munster to be strong in the forwards but we have played against two of the best scrummaging sides in Stade and Neath this season. I know our guys are looking forward to taking on Munster."
" Theyr have a very strong all round side, a good experienced pack, and international half backs. They don't have any fragile areas, and the game will require us to play to our full potential but we also have experience running through our side
Captain Andy Ward agreed, it's going to be another physical encounter with both teams going flat out, and his front row colleague commented, "There's no secret about the way Munster play, Munster are very physical, their forwards set up the platform so if we are to beat Munster then we must take them on and beat them up front with everyone getting involved .