Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has made three changes to his starting XV for the St Stephen’s Day top of the table Guinness PRO12 battle with Leinster.
James Cronin, Jean Kleyn and Ronan O’Mahony are all included with Francis Saili in line to make his first appearance of the season if sprung from the bench.
The Kiwi centre is fit to play after undergoing shoulder surgery at the end of last season.
Two changes in the pack see James Cronin join last week’s try scorer Niall Scannell and John Ryan in the front row, while Jean Kleyn will partner Donnacha Ryan in the second row.
It’s as you were with the international backrow of Captain Peter O’Mahony, Tommy O’Donnell and CJ Stander and there is no change to the halfback pairing of Conor Murray and Tyler Bleyendaal.
Winger Ronan O’Mahony, who was the 24th man last weekend, takes the place of Keith Earls in an otherwise unchanged backline.
Munster: Simon Zebo; Darren Sweetnam, Jaco Taute, Rory Scannell, Ronan O’Mahony; Tyler Bleyendaal, Conor Murray; James Cronin, Niall Scannell, John Ryan; Jean Kleyn, Donnacha Ryan; Peter O’Mahony (Capt.), Tommy O’Donnell, CJ Stander.
Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer, Billy Holland, Jack O’Donoghue, Duncan Williams, Francis Saili, Andrew Conway.
Please note this game is sold-out.