THE battle lines have been drawn, the teams have had their say and now it is up to the players to deliver tomorrow when Progress and Harlequins lock horns in what promises to be an exciting Eastern Cape Super 12 club rugby final in Uitenhage.
The final promises to be a closely contested nail-biting affair as both teams have been in sublime form this season.
Both are unbeaten in the competition but one team will have to lose tomorrow. Harlequins will be more confident as they narrowly edged Progress 16-15 after trailing 15-0 at halftime when the two last met last year.
Harlequins deputy secretary Chris Marlow says their motto "Never quit" will see them through. "The preparations went well and luckily we have no injuries. It will be a tough game but I think we will pull through.
"We do not underestimate them because they are a good side. The boys are relaxed and ready for the final."
Progress general secretary Rodney Joseph said the "underdog tag" suited them.
"I think we will surprise them. It will definitely be a good game. The spirit is very high and the players are definitely ready. I just hope they will not be too eager on the day. Harlequins have been saying on Facebook we will lose and that suits us fine, but I do not think we will," Joseph said.
Progress will be without their prop Jacques Baartman due to an arm injury. He was injured in last weekend's semifinal against the tough East London Police side.
Joseph said Ramon Darries and Kelvano King had minor arm injuries but "I think they will be ready for the game".
On their way to the final Progress beat PE SAPS 20-15; Swallows 31-23; Brumbies 35-14; Winter Rose 24-12; Breakers 39-17 and East London Police 22-16. Harlequins beat Park 24-20; Gardens 9-6; Buffalos 29-11; Brumbies 35-20; Winter Rose 34-15.
The game kicks off at 16:30.