Munster head coach Johann van Grann has drafted Dan Goggin in for his first Heineken Champions Cup game as his side take on the Exeter Chiefs.

Goggin is rewarded for his fine start to the season and will partner Rory Scannell in midfield for the Irish province.

Mike Haley starts at full-back with Andrew Conway moving to the right wing and Keith Earls retaining his place on the left flank to make his 155th appearance for the province.

The half-back pairing sees Duncan Williams start at scrum-half alongside Joey Carbery who maintains his place at out-half.

There is an unchanged front row with Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and Stephen Archer packing down.Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne continue their partnership in the second row.

Chris Cloete is the only change to the pack with captain Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander making up the back row.

Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Duncan Williams; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O’Mahony (C), Chris Cloete, CJ Stander.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, James Cronin, John Ryan, Billy Holland, Tommy O’Donnell, Neil Cronin, JJ Hanrahan, Sammy Arnold.

Ulster have been boosted by the return of five players ahead of their Champions Cup fixture against Leicester on Saturday (Kingspan Stadium, 5.30pm).

Craig Gilroy, Jordi Murphy, Will Addison, Michael Lowry and Marty Moore are all included in the match-day 23 after overcoming their respective injuries.

Lowry, a member of the Abbey Insurance Academy, and Marcell Coetzee are set to make their European debuts after being named in the starting XV at full-back and blindside flanker respectively.

Murphy, Addison, Moore, if used off the bench, and Billy Burns will make their Champions Cup debuts for Ulster, having previously represented other clubs in the competition.

Marcel Coetzee

Rory Best will skipper the side from hooker and will pack down in the front row alongside Ross Kane and Andy Warwick. Coetzee and Murphy will combine in an explosive back row that also features Nick Timoney, while Iain Henderson and Al O’Connor are paired together in the second row.

John Cooney and Burns will operate in the half back positions, with the in-form Stuart McCloskey partnering Addison in midfield. Jacob Stockdale joins Lowry and Gilroy in the back three.

Head Coach Dan McFarland has listed Adam McBurney, Eric O’Sullivan, Marty Moore, Kieran Treadwell and Sean Reidy as the forward replacements. Dave Shanahan, Angus Curtis and Angus Kernohan are his backline reinforcements. 

Ulster have won all four of their previous home games against Leicester, the victories coming with an average margin of 23 points, so McFarland will be hoping to continue that trend.

Ulster: M Lowry; C Gilroy, W Addison, S McCloskey, J Stockdale; B Burns, J Cooney; A Warwick, R Best (captain), R Kane, A O’Connor, I Henderson, M Coetzee, J Murphy, N Timoney 

Replacements: A McBurney, E O’Sullivan, M Moore, K Treadwell, S Reidy, D Shanahan, A Curtis, A Kernohan.