Cardiff Blues became the first Welsh side to win a European trophy as they stunned French giants Toulon on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues produced a scintillating second-half performance to triumph 28-21 in a thrilling Amlin Challenge Cup Final in Marseilles.
Tries from Jamie Roberts, Bradley Davies and Leigh Halfpenny gave Dai Young's squad record a truly memorable victory in front of a partisan crowd at the Stade Veledrome.
Close to 50,000 fans saw the Blues shock Jonny Wilkinson and co with a superb performance that was based on defensive heroics as well as a clinical and inventive display in attack.
The Blues trailed 13-6 at half-time, with Toulon looking in control in the final game of the European club season.
But the Blues never gave up despite being written off by commentators and critics alike and it was they who were celebrating when the final whistle blew on a thrilling encounter.
As well as going someway to making up for the Blues' heartbreaking Heineken Cup semi-final defeat to Leicester Tigers this time last year, the win ends a 15-year drought for Welsh sides in continental competition.
Cardiff, Pontypridd and Caerphilly had all gone close in previous years, but it is the Blues who will be forever remembered as Welsh rugby's European pioneers.
The result also brought a second piece of good news to Welsh rugby, with the Scarlets benefiting from the Blues' breathtaking display.
Nigel Davies' men had missed out on Heineken Cup qualification through the Magners League but will now be back at Europe's top table next season after the Blues secured an extra Welsh place in the competition.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
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