L Irish v Munster: Teams
At Madejski Stadium, Saturday October 9, kick-off 5.45pm
Last Updated: 08/10/10 1:01pm
Tagicakibau: 100th appearance
London Irish have made three changes for their mouth-watering encounter against Munster in the Heineken Cup.
5.30pm, Sat 9 Oct, Live on Sky 3D
3D commentary from Mark Robson and Will Greenwood
The Aviva Premiership leaders have included Sailosi Tagicakibau, who will make his 100th appearance for the Exiles, Elvis Seveali'i and Faan Rautenbach in their starting XV.
Head coach Toby Booth has made a further change on the bench, with Chris Halu'ufia included in the squad for the first time this season.
"Despite Munster's reputation we are confident in our own ability and have prepared for Saturday's match exceptionally well," said Booth.
"We believe that on our day we can be a handful for any team, whatever their history and I am expecting an excellent game of rugby tomorrow afternoon.
"We are predicting great support and a big crowd at Madejski Stadium and I would encourage our supporters to come out in force."
Keith Earls will make his long-awaited return to action for Munster at the Madejski Stadium.
Earls has recovered from the groin injury that has sidelined him since May to take his place in the centres.
Munster have made a total of seven changes for the match, with Denis Hurley, Peter Stringer, Tony Buckley and James Coughlan coming into the side while Dennis Leamy starts on the openside and Johne Murphy wears the No.15 jersey.
London Irish: 15 Delon Armitage, 14 Topsy Ojo, 13 Elvis Seveali'i, 12 Seilala Mapusua, 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Ryan Lamb, 9 Paul Hodgson, 8 George Stowers, 7 Declan Danaher, 6 Kieran Roche, 5 Bob Casey, 4 Nick Kennedy, 3 Faan Rautenbach, 2 James Buckland, 1. Clarke Dermody (capt)
Replacements: 16. David Paice, 17 Max Lahiff, 18 Alex Corbisiero, 19 Matt Garvey, 20 Chris Hala'ufia, 21 Jonathan Joseph, 22 Daniel Bowden, 23 Darren Allinson
Munster: 15 Johne Murphy, 14 Doug Howlett, 13 Keith Earls, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Denis Hurley, 10 Ronan O'Gara, 9 Peter Stringer, 8 James Coughlan, 7 Niall Ronan, 6 Denis Leamy (capt), 5 Donnacha Ryan, 4 Donncha O'Callaghan, 3 Tony Buckley, 2 Damien Varley, 1 Wian du Preez
Replacements: 16 Mike Sherry, 17 Marcus Horan, 18 John Hayes, 19 Mick O'Driscoll, 20 David Wallace, 21 Duncan Williams, 22 Paul Warwick, 23 Scott Deasy