Former Leinster flyer Conway takes his place on the right wing in a Munster backline minus the talents of Lions Conor Murray and Simon Zebo, who returned to pre-season training late along with Paul O’Connell after being given extra time off following their exertions in Australia.
James Coughlan will skipper the side from number eight with new club captain Peter O’Mahony another being held back from match play for now.
Penney has named an extended bench for the fixture, including five club players and academy players Johnny Holland (out-half) and Shane Buckley (back row).
MUNSTER (v Gloucester, Thomond Park, tomorrow, 5pm): D Hurley; A Conway, C Laulala, I Dineen, J Murphy; I Keatley, D Williams; J Cronin, M Sherry, J Ryan; Donncha O’Callaghan, B Holland; CJ Stander, N Ronan, J Coughlan.
Replacements: N Scannell, D Casey, A Cotter, S Archer, P Ryan, I Nagle, D Foley, D Kenny, W Ryan, S Buckley, B O’Mahony, C Sheridan, G Hurley, JJ Hanrahan, J Holland, C Bohane, M Kelleher, N Kenneally, R O’Mahony.