Munster set to rest key players

Munster must have a bonus point win against Borders at Netherdale on Friday night to maintain their fading ambition to win the Celtic League.

Munster must have a bonus point win against Borders at Netherdale on Friday night to maintain their fading ambition to win the Celtic League.

Paul O'Connell, Peter Stringer and Denis Leamy have all been rested. Marcus Horan is once again unavailable with a calf injury. Rob Henderson and John Kelly both picked up minor knocks last weekend.

Christian Cullen will play some part in the game, but may not start.

MUNSTER SQUAD (v Borders):

Forwards: Federico Pucciariello, John Hayes, Frank Roche, Eugene McGovern, Denis Fogarty, Jerry Flannery, Donncha O'Callaghan, Mick O'Driscoll, Trevor Hogan, John O'Sullivan, David Wallace, Stephen Keogh, Anthony Foley.

Backs: Mike Prendergast, Frank Murphy, Ronan O'Gara, Jeremy Manning, Ian Dowling, Anthony Horgan, Paul Devlin, Trevor Halstead, Mike Mullins, Christian Cullen.

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