The one back-line change sees Peter Stringer return to the starting line-up where he will partner Paul Warwick at half-back, while up front there are four changes, two of them positional.
With Donncha O'Callaghan omitted along with all those who started against Saracens in Sunday's Heineken Cup semi-final, Donnacha Ryan slots into the second row alongside Mick O'Driscoll.
John O'Sullivan, who wore the number 7 jersey in an impressive display against the Ospreys, swiches to the blindside with Niall Ronan, recovered from a back strain, returning to the openside spot.
MUNSTER (v Ulster): Shaun Payne; Brian Carney, Barry Murphy, Kieran Lewis, Anthony Horgan; Paul Warwick, Peter Stringer; Federico Pucciariello, Frankie Sheahan, Tony Buckley, Donnacha Ryan, Mick O'Driscoll, John O'Sullivan, Niall Ronan, Anthony Foley (capt).
Replacements: Sean Cronin, Darragh Hurley, Mark Melbourne, James Coughlan, Gerry Hurley, Jeremy Manning, Keith Earls.