Billy Holland will make his first appearance of the season for Munster against Cardiff Blues at Thomond Park on Monday.

There are nine changes to the side that defeated Edinburgh at the Limerick venue just over two weeks ago.

Holland captains the side as he starts alongside Fineen Wycherley in the second row for the 8.15pm kick-off.

It's an all changed front row with James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne, and Stephen Archer scrumming down together.

In the back row academy player John Hodnett starts at openside and Gavin Coombes comes in at number eight while Jack O’Donoghue retains his place on the blindside flank.

Craig Casey and Academy out half Ben Healy continue in the half backs while Rory Scannell is joined by Dan Goggin in midfield.

The final changes to the back three see Darren Sweetnam and Calvin Nash covering the wings with Nash making his first appearance of the campaign.

Mike Haley completes the starting XV at full back.

In the replacements, Academy prop Josh Wycherley is in line to make his Munster debut should he be introduced.T

he younger brother of Fineen, he is one of five West Cork representatives in the side.

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Dan Goggin, Rory Scannell, Darren Sweetnam; Ben Healy, Craig Casey; James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Fineen Wycherley, Billy Holland ©; Jack O’Donoghue, John Hodnett, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Rhys Marshall, Josh Wycherley, Roman Salanoa, Jean Kleyn, Chris Cloete, Nick McCarthy, JJ Hanrahan, Damian de Allende.