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
Meet the members of the WRU's inaugural Youth Board - after an online selection process which saw a host of high calibre candidates submit video applications the WRU has made its first 15 appointments.The board is made up of individuals aged between 16 and 21, and will meet for the first time at Principality Stadium on Monday 15th February.
The Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets