Six changes have been made to the Kilkenny team to face Tipperary this Sunday.
Brian Cody’s side will be looking for their second win of the league having defeated Waterford last weekend.
Darren Brennan will start in goal with Conor Browne named at Wing back.
James Maher will partner Liam Blanchfield at midfield while up top Richie Leahy and Luke Scanlon will play in the inside forward line.
Darren Brennan St Lachtains
Enda Morrissey Bennettsbridge
Joey Holden Ballyhale Shamrocks
Paddy Deegan O’Loughlin Gaels
Conor O’Shea Clara
Cillian Buckley ( C ) Dicksboro
Conor Browne James Stephens
James Maher St Lachtains
Liam Blanchfield Bennettsbridge
Martin Keoghan Tullaroan
TJ Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks
Pat Lyng Rower Inistioge
Richie Leahy Rower Inistioge
Walter Walsh Tullogher Rosbercon
Luke Scanlon James Stephens
Robert Lennon Bennettsbridge
Ryan Bergin John Lockes
Lester Ryan Clara
Richie Reid Ballyhale Shamrocks
Conor Martin Emeralds
Bill Sheehan Dicksboro
Alan Murphy Glenmore
Billy Ryan Graigue-Ballycallan
Ollie Walsh Dicksboro
Meanwhile Former Kilkenny Senior Hurler John Power says that Sunday’s game should indicate where Kilkenny are in terms of their progression.
Speaking to KCLR, John says that the rivalry with Tipperary is as strong as ever and feels it will be an interesting game for the supporters.
Full interview below