Munster v Cardiff Blues
Saturday 4 December, 5.00pm kick off, Thomond Park
Cardiff Blues travel to Thomond Park having won six of their last seven away games in the Magners League, however, they have never won in four previous visits to Thomond Park - but have triumphed twice against Munster at Musgrave Park.
The Blues welcome back five international players to the starting XV. Dan Parks and Richie Rees return from international duty and start at Half-Backs, with Tom Shanklin also returning to start at Centre. There is one positional change in the backs, with Chris Czekaj moving from the Wing to Fullback, Gavin Evans starting on the Wing.
In the Forwards, Sam Warburton returns from Wales duty to start at Open-side, while in the front row Gethin Jenkins also returns and is joined by Gareth Williams, who starts his first Magners League match of the season.
Due to the adverse weather conditions, a decision has been made to move the kick off time of the match from 19.30 to the new time of 17.00, to allow every possibility of the game going ahead.
15. Chris Czekaj 14. Richard Mustoe 13. Casey Laulala 12. Tom Shanklin 11. Gavin Evans 10. Dan Parks 9. Richie Rees
8. Xavier Rush 7. Sam Warburton 6. Mamma Molitika 5. Paul Tito 4. Michael Paterson 3. Taufa'ao Filse 2. Gareth Williams 1. Gethin Jenkins
16. Rhys Williams 17. Tom Davies 18. Sam Hobbs 19. Bryn Griffiths 20. Ben White 21. Tom Slater 22. Ceri Sweeney 23. Dafydd Hewitt