Irish international John Kelly will make his first appearance in the red of Munster for their Celtic League examination by Connacht at Musgrave Park on Saturday evening (8.05pm).
Kelly will start on the right wing with Shaun Payne moving into the centre. Other than that, the younger players like Shane O’Connor and Denis Leamy have been retained.
Kelly is selected on the right wing with Shaun Payne moving to outside centre where he will be partnered by Jason Holland.
Munster (v Connacht): C Cullen; J Kelly, S Payne, J Holland, A Horgan; P Burke, M Prendergast; F Roche, J Flannery, G McIlwham, S O'Connor, T Hogan, S Keogh, D Leamy, J Williams (capt).
Replacements: J Blaney, E McGovern, D Ryan, J O'Connor, E Reddan, J Storey, R Henderson.