STEPHEN ARCHER’S RETURN to the front row is the only change for Munster’s final Pool 6 game against Edinburgh.
Rob Penney’s side have already clinched a place in the quarter-finals but home advantage looks to be agonisingly out of their reach unless results elsewhere go their way.
Archer replaces BJ Botha in a side which is otherwise unchanged from the 20-7 win in Gloucester last weekend.
Botha is named among the replacements, as is Paddy Butler who is included in a Heineken Cup squad for the first time since injuring his thumb in October.
Butler’s return sees CJ Stander drop to the British & Irish Cup team to face Stirling County where he starts in the back row.
Edinburgh travel to Thomond Park on Sunday chasing the win that would give them a place in the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-finals. Head coach Alan Solomons has named an unchanged 23 from their win against Perpignan last weekend.
Munster: Felix Jones; Keith Earls, Casey Laulala, James Downey, Johne Murphy; Ian Keatley, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Damien Varley, Stephen Archer; Dave Foley, Paul O’Connell; Peter O’Mahony (c), Tommy O’Donnell, James Coughlan.
Replacements: Duncan Casey, James Cronin, BJ Botha, Donncha O’Callaghan, Paddy Butler, Duncan Williams, JJ Hanrahan, Simon Zebo.
Edinburgh: Jack Cuthbert; Dougie Fife, Nick De Luca, Ben Atiga, Tom Brown; Greig Tonks, Greig Laidlaw (capt); Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford, Willem Nel; Grant Gilchrist, Izak van der Westhuizen; Cornell Du Preez, Roddy Grant, David Denton.
Replacements: Aleki Lutui, Wicus Blaauw, Geoff Cross, Ollie Atkins, Tomas Leonardi, Grayson Hart, Carl Bezuidenhout, Joaquin Dominguez.
– Originally published 13.30