Nick Robinson starts at fly half alongside Mike Phillips, renewing the Wales Half back partnership from the summer tour to Argentina. Two other summer internationals Chris Czekaj and Jamie Robinson start in the Backs, with Tom Shanklin named amongst the replacements after his first appearance against Bristol last weekend.
Team Rhys Williams, Chris Czekaj, Jamie Robinson, Marc Stcherbina, Mosese Luveitasau, Nick Robinson, Mike Phillips, Gethin Jenkins, T Rhys Thomas, Tufaao Filise, Deiniol Jones, Rob Sidoli, Scott Morgan, Martyn Williams, Xavier Rush (C)
Replacements John Yapp, Gareth Williams, Bradley Davies, Robin Sowden-Taylor, Wayne Evans, Nick Macleod, Tom Shanklin
Munster have announced their squad for their first Magners League game against Cardiff Blues on Friday 1st September
Backs: Christian Cullen, Shaun Payne, Ian Dowling, James Downey, John Kelly, Mossy Lawlor, Tom Gleeson, Eoghan Hickey, Jeremy Manning, Tomas O'Leary, Gerry Hurley
Forwards: Federico Pucciariello, Darragh Hurley, Timmy Ryan, Frank Sheahan, Sean Cronin, James Coughlan, John O'Sullivan, Donnacha Ryan, Ross Noonan, Chris Wyatt, Brendan Cuttriss, Shane O'Connor, AN Other