Maties tinker with front row

Johan Roets is the only new face in the Stellenbosch starting line-up while UCT keep their semi-final winning team intact.

Roets replaces Mike De Neuilly-Rice at loosehead prop who will drop to the bench. Maties also welcome back loose forward Cameron Peverett who missed the semi-final against Pukke with an ankle injury. Peverett will sit on the bench.

UCT coach John Dobson has decided to retain his matchday squad as the Ikeys go looking for their first title. They lost the 2008 final 16-10 at the Danie Craven Stadium.

Stellenbosch – 15 Adnaan Oesman, 14 Wilhelm Loock, 13 Danie Poolman, 12 Charl Weideman, 11 Tythan Adams, 10 AndrĂ© Kemp, 9 Johan Herbst, 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Jonathan Adendorf, 6 Sam Mabombo, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Andrew Prior, 3 Lourens Adriaanse (c), 2 Matthew Dobson, 1 Johan Roets.
Subs: 16 Gareth Light, 17 Mike De Neuilly-Rice, 18 Marinus Pretorius, 19 Cameron Peverett, 20 Johan Laker, 21 Hayden Groepes, 22 Jonathan Francke, 23 Andrew Crausaz.

UCT – 15 Therlow Pietersen, 14 Pete Haw, 13 Marcel Brache, 12 Sean van Tonder, 11 Marcello Sampson, 10 Matt Rosslee, 9 Stu Commins (vice-captain), 8 JJ Gagiano, 7 Mike Morris, 6 Nick Fenton-Wells (captain), 5 Donovan Armand, 4 Levi Odendaal, 3 Grant Kemp, 2 Mark Goosen, 1 Ash Wells.
Replacements: 16 Matt Page, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Mike Ledwidge, 19 Sam Peter, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Douglas Mallett, 22 Mark Esterhuizen, 23 Wesley Chetty.