Wian du Preez starts ahead of Marcus Horan in the front row for Munster against Leinster for the eagerly anticipated Magner’s League clash at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night.
Elsewhere, the old warhorse Alan Quinlan returns to the back row to join Niall Ronan and captain Denis Leamy.
Johne Murphy is situated on the left wing, Sam Tuitupou and Lifeimi Mafi forming the centre partnership.
MUNSTER (v Leinster): P Warwick; D Howlett, L Mafi, S Tuitupou, J Murphy; R O'Gara, T O'Leary; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; D O'Callaghan, D Ryan; A Quinlan, N Ronan, D Leamy (capt).
Replacements: S Henry, M Horan, J Hayes, M O'Driscoll, D Wallace, P Stringer, S Deasy, D Hurley.