Munster coach Tony McGahan has named his team for tomorrow's Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final clash against Brive at the Stade Municipal, kick-off 2pm.
As expected, veteran lock replaces Paul O’Connell, who sustained an ankle injury in last weekend’s victory over Leinster, and partners Donncha O’Callaghan in the second row while Denis Leamy comes in for Donnacha Ryan at blindside flanker and links up with David Wallace and James Coughlan in the backrow.
Johne Murphy drops to the bench as Sam Tuitupou is brought in to partner fellow Kiwi Lifeimi Mafi at center wile Felix Jones has retained the number 15 jersey with Paul Warwick providing cover on the bench.
Conor Murray, who had a solid outing against Leinster last time out, continues at scrum half and will partner Ronan O’Gara at half-back once more.
Munster: F Jones; D Howlett, L Mafi, S Tuitupou, K Earls; R O'Gara (C), C Murray; W du Preez, D Varley, T Buckley; D O'Callaghan, M O'Driscoll; D Leamy, D Wallace, J Coughlan.
Replacements: M Sherry, M Horan, J Hayes, D Ryan, N Ronan, P Stringer, P Warwick, J Murphy.