Paul O'Connell will be missing from the Munster line-up for their Heineken Cup semi-final match with Biarritz Olympique in San Sebastian on Sunday.
The Irish province's skipper has been suffering from a groin strain since the final round of the RBS 6 Nations and hasn't been included in Munster's 26 man squad for the game in Spain.
But the good news for the small army of Munster fans who will be travelling to support their side in a repeat of the 2006 Heineken Cup final is that Keith Earls, Ian Dowling and Doug Howlett have all been included in the squad.
Munster Squad: Backs: Tomas O'Leary, Peter Stringer, Ronan O'Gara, Paul Warwick, Lifeimi Mafi, Jean de Villiers, Tom Gleeson, Doug Howlett, Denis Hurley, Ian Dowling, Keith Earls, Scott Deasy.
Forwards: Marcus Horan, Tony Buckley, Julien Brugnaut, John Hayes, Damien Varley, Jerry Flannery, Mick O'Driscoll, Billy Holland, Donncha O'Callaghan, Alan Quinlan, David Wallace, Nick Williams, James Coughlan, Niall Ronan.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.