In their former guise, Llanelli were unable to beat the Irish province and will be hoping that the new dawn brings a fresh set of results.
But Scarlets director of rugby Gareth Jenkins is aware of the difficult task facing his players.
"You look at the history of their (Munster's) performances in recent seasons and they are the second best side in Europe.
"But this is an opportunity for them, like it is for us, to gauge where the next generation of provincial player is coming from and exposing them to a different level of rugby."
"We have got that blend of youngsters and experience in our squad and I am sure Munster will have that as well."
"We normally get a chance to look at our opponents during the build-up to a game like this, but that is something we haven't been able to do this week," Jenkins said.
With a number of international players unavailable for selection, Munster boss Alan Gaffney has the chance to give his fringe players a chance. Jerry Flannery is set to make his competitive debut for Munster.
Flannery returned to his native province this season along with Eoin Reddan and Martin McPhail, having spent two years in Connacht and Reddan is also in the Munster starting line-up with Martin McPahil named on the bench. Trevor Hogan who made his Celtic League debut this time last year in the game against Swansea at Musgrave Park, and will partner Eddie Halvey in the second row with Munster fielding a particularly strong back row of Jim Williams, David Wallace and Denis Leamy.
In the backs, Reddan will be partnered by Killian Keane who did such a good job when he came on as a first half replacement for Jason Holland against Leinster, while Jeremy Staunton, scorer of all his side's points
in that game continues at full-back.
Munster (v Llanelli Scarlets, Thomond park, Friday September 12th, 7.30pm.)
Munster: 15 Jeremy Staunton 14 Mossie Lawlor 13 Mike Mullins 12 Jason Jones-Hughes 11 Shaun Payne10 Killian Keane 9 Eoin Reddan 1 Simon Kerr 2 Jerry Flannery 3 Martin Cahill 4 Trevor Hogan 5 Eddie Halvey 6 Denis Leamy7 David Wallace 8 Jim Williams capt
Replacements: Martin McPhail Colm McMahon Frank Murphy Stephen Keogh Donal Sheahan Andy Long