John Hayes will win his 217th and final Munster cap when he starts alongside another 200 capper, Marcus Horan, in Monday’s RaboDirect PRO12 game against Connacht in Thomond Park Stadium (7.45)
The starting XV shows 11 changes from the one that saw off the Scarlets last weekend, with just Keith Earls,Simon Zebo, Donncha O'Callaghan and Niall Ronan the quartet retained.
Paul O'Connell, Donnacha Ryan, Conor Murray and Ronan O'Gara are not available due to national player management policy.
Munster: Sean Scanlon; Luke O'Dea, Keith Earls, Danny Barnes, Simon Zebo; Ian Keatley, Tomas O'Leary; Marcus Horan, Denis Fogarty, John Hayes; Donncha O'Callaghan, Mick O'Driscoll capt; Billy Holland, Niall Ronan, Paddy Butler. Replacements: Sean Henry, Dave Kilcoyne, BJ Botha, Ian Nagle, James Coughlan, Duncan Williams, Scott Deasy, Tom Gleeson.