Mick O'Driscoll has retained his place at blindside for Munster's crucial Heineken Cup clash with Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park on Saturday.

O'Driscoll keeps his place in the team at the expense of Anthony Foley who must settle for a place on the bench.

Jerry Flannery will join Foley among the replacements as Frank Sheahan is preferred in the front row with Marcus Horan and John Hayes.

Munster team: S Payne, J Kelly, B Murphy, L Mafi, I Dowling, R O'Gara, P Stringer, M Horan, F Sheahan, J Hayes, D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell, M O'Driscoll, D Wallace, D Leamy

Replacements: J Flannery, F Pucciariello, J Coughlan, A Foley, T O'Leary, J Manning, C Cullen