The Arms Park youngsters will start the game as favourites after defeating the Welsh All Blacks in two league clashes and Cardiff secured the league title last weekend after their 26pts to 20 win over Bridgend.
Neath are battling for the runners up position but will be looking to deny the Arms Park side an unique league and cup double in the competitions inaugural final.
Ryan Williams starts at scrum half partnering Dylan Pugh, who contributed so effectively to the semi-final success away to Pontypridd. Wing Andrew Jones returns while the pack remains unchanged.
Cardiff show just two changes from the side which defeated Llanelli in the last round with Darren Ryan selected at centre and lock Tait returning to the side after his recent run in the senior side.
Neath U'21s: P.Thomas, R.Carter, M.Jones, P.Smiriglia, A.Jones, D.Pugh, R.Williams, P.James, A.Matthews (capt), A.Jones, G.Evans, L.Bassett, S.Peters, D.Evans, S.Phillips
Cardiff U'21s: C.Anderson, E.Jones, O.Ashman, D.Ryan, G.Williams, N.Macleod, C.Miller (capt), J.Yapp, K.Jarma, D.Evans, L.Tait, C.Stamatakis, J.Malpas, M.Leach, M.Leaman
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.