Tipperary manager Ken Hogan will give corner forward Lar Corbett until the last possible moment to prove his fitness for Sunday's Munster SHC final.
Hogan is awaiting confirmation of the Thurles Sarsfields attacker's recovery from the hamstring injury he sustained in Tipp's semi-final win over Clare.
2001 All-Ireland champions Tipp have made one change from the side that dumped the Banner men out of this summer's provincial championship, with fit-again Philly Maher returning at full-back.
The Borrisoleigh defender takes over from John Devane, having recovered from a groin injury.
Ger "Redser" O'Grady, John and Paddy O'Brien, Evan Sweeney and Mark O'Leary will bulk up the Premier county's bench against Cork.
Tipp will be looking for big performances from their half-forward line of Colin Morrissey, Francis Devanney and Tommy Dunne as the Rebels possess a menacing half-back line combination.
TIPPERARY (SHC v Cork): B Cummins; E Corcoran, P Maher, P Curran; D Fanning, D Kennedy, D Fitzgerald; B Dunne (capt), P Kelly; C Morrissey, F Devanney, T Dunne; E Kelly, M Webster, AN Other.