Johann van Graan has made 11 changes to his Munster team for Friday night's Guinness Pro14 clash away to Benetton.

Munster are second in Conference B and with a Heineken Champions Cup semi-final coming up on 20 April, the head coach has opted to retain just four players from the side that beat Cardiff last weekend. 

Mike Haley, Darren Sweetnam, Billy Holland and Chris Cloete keep their places.

JJ Hanrahan starts at out-half and will make his 100th appearance with tighthead prop Stephen Archer making his 150th Pro14 appearance.

Three academy players are included in the squad as Shane Daly and Gavin Coombes are named in the starting XV with Alex McHenry in line to make his PRO14 debut off the bench.

Haley starts at full-back with Sweetnam and Daly on either flank as Dan Goggin and Sammy Arnold partner up in the centres.

Alby Mathewson and Hanrahan are named in the half-backs.

Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall and Archer start in the front row with Fineen Wycherley and Holland in the engine room.

Jack O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete and Coombes complete the starting XV.

Dave O’Callaghan is among the replacements and set to make his first Pro14 appearance since September after recently returning from injury.

Munster: Mike Haley; Darren Sweetnam, Sammy Arnold, Dan Goggin, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Alby Mathewson; Jeremy Loughman, Rhys Marshall, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Billy Holland (C); Jack O’Donoghue, Chris Cloete, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Kevin O’Byrne, Liam O’Connor, Ciaran Parker, Darren O’Shea, Dave O’Callaghan, Neil Cronin, Bill Johnston, Alex McHenry.