Dai Young has warned his Cardiff Blues stars to raise their game or face the axe for their Heineken Cup opener.
Richard Mustoe's last-gasp try handed the Blues a EDF Energy Cup lifeline in a below-par performance against a weakened Sale.
But Blues coach Young slammed the attitude of his side at Edgeley Park and is set to ring the changes for their European clash at Calvisano on Saturday.
Young said: "We have had consistency in our selection over the last few weeks but there were very few good performances. Only the players off the bench like Nicky Robinson, Robin Sowden-Taylor and Deiniol Jones did well and we will have to have a re-think.
"The players need to look at themselves. The urgency, desire and hunger just wasn't there and despite winning, we let ourselves down. It was a poor performance and we got out of jail."
Replacement wing Mustoe pounced from Jamie Roberts' pass but he had not even been included in the Blues' 22 until
Darren Allinson fell ill on the eve of the ie in Stockport.
Young added: "Darren had a chest infection and we didn't have another scrum-half in the squad. There wasn't enough time to bring someone up from Wales so we put Richard on the bench. We are lucky he was there."
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.