Johann van Graan has made six changes in personnel for Friday's tie with the English Premiership side. There were concerns that a knock to his knee sustained late in last Saturday's win over Connacht at the Sportsground could sideline Farrell for this crucial game. Mike Haley has been named at full-back with Andrew Conway and Keith Earls on the wings.
Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and Archer pack down in the front row with Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne in the engine room.
The game, which takes place at Kingsholm, kicks off at 7:45pm on Friday, January 11th. Gloucester come into the game off the back of losses to Leicester and Sale Sharks in their last two games and they sit third in pool 2 on eight points, four behind leaders Munster.
The only sour note for the visitors was an injury for captain Peter O'Mahony, with an otherwise delighted Van Graan telling BT Sport: "I'm very proud of the lads after that performance".
Munster: Mike Haley; Andrew Conway, Chris Farrell, Rory Scannell, Keith Earls; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray; Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Tadhg Beirne; Peter O'Mahony (C), Tommy O'Donnell, CJ Stander.
The Irish province endured a slow start at Kingsholm and did not get off the mark until Joey Carbery's 19th-minute penalty cancelled out Billy Twelvetrees' three-pointer. Josh Hohneck, 2. Henry Walker, 3.
Replacements: 16. Franco Marais, 17.