Blue Bull coach Nollis Marais believes his beaten men will come back better and stronger following their Currie Cup defeat against the Cheetahs.
Cheetahs coach Franco Smith says the clash against the Bulls was a typical final in which pressure forced his side into errors.
Cheetahs flyhalf Niel Marais steered his team to their first Currie Cup title since 2007 in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Justice was done in Bloemfontein on Saturday as the Free State Cheetahs clinched their fifth Currie Cup title with a 36-16 win over the Blue Bulls.
Blue Bulls captain Arno Botha says they are driven by an inner desire to walk in the footsteps of great Bulls teams who have won the Currie Cup.
Cheetahs captain Francois Venter says they must enjoy the Currie Cup final experience if they're to come out on the right side of the result.
Dudley Carstens has a look at some of the battles that might have a telling impact on the Currie Cup final.
The Currie Cup final will provide the stage for yet another intriguing encounter between Franco Smith and Nollis Marais.