Munster have made wholesale changes to their side for tonight’s RaboDirect PRO12 clash against the Newport Gwent Dragons, kick-off 7pm.

Only three of those who started against Leinster last weekend remain in the Munster starting XV for the away trip to Rodney Parade.

The trio are Denis Hurley, Ian Keatley and Damien Varley who are included in a side comprised mostly of those who played in the British & Irish Cup win over Cornish Pirates a fortnight ago.

With their interest in the RaboDirect PRO12 understandably superceded by involvement in the Heineken Cup semi-final, coach Rob Penney has rested most of his front-liners.

Academy player Ronan O'Mahony will make his RaboDirect PRO12 debut while his academy colleague Cian Bohane, named in the replacements, is also in line for his first Munster senior cap.

Marcus Horan, Munster's most capped forward, is included on the bench.

Munste XV (v NG Dragons): D Hurley; R O’Mahony, I Dineen, JJ Hanrahan, J Murphy; I Keatley, C Sheridan; W du Preez, D Varley, S Archer; D Foley, B Holland; Dave O’Callaghan, N Ronan, P Butler.
Replacements: S Henry, M Horan, J Ryan, I Nagle, CJ Stander, D Williams, C Bohane, D Barnes.