Munster welcome the Scarlets to Thomond Park on Saturday evening in Round 13 of the Guinness Pro 14.
Defence coach JP Ferreira says the Welsh side will provide a huge test despite missing a number with the Six Nations ongoing.
“They have got unbelievable depth even with the internationals out”
For fly-half JJ Hanrahan the importance of the game is not lost on him with the side still battling for a knockout spot.
“In terms of the table, it’s a big one and we are under no illusions on what we need to get done this weekend”
Lock Fineen Whycherley is also relishing the challenge that the Scarlets will bring to Limerick.