By the time these two teams run onto the field they will know two things. Firstly, they will know who they are playing to face in the Final of the Currie Cup in two weeks time. Secondly, they will know whether they are not only playing for the abovementioned right, but whether home ground advantage will be part of the deal.
Each of the teams has their own individual strengths, and it will be interesting to see how they play each other. WP must have the best backline in the competition, whereas the Cheetahs have a much superior forward pack.
All eyes will be on Newlands come 5pm, lets hope they deliver!
Western Province: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Willem de Waal, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 Anton van Zyl, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 JD Moller.
Replacements: 16 Hanyani Shimange, 17 JC Kritzinger, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 Lionel Cronjé, 22 Paul Bosch.
Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Philip Snyman, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Corné Uys, 10 Louis Strydom, 9 Tewis De Bruyn, 8 Ashley Johnson, 7 Juan Smith (captain), 6 Hendro Scholtz, 5 Waltie Vermeulen, 4 Francois Uys, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Skipper Badenhorst, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Izak van der Westhuizen, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Tertius Carse, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Riaan Smit.
Date: Saturday, October 16
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Expected weather: Slightly overcastand cool. High of 22°C, low of 13°C. A south easterly wind, but no chance of rain.
Referee: Mark Lawrence
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert, Cobus Wessels
TMO: Shaun Veldsman