EDINBURGH 32, CARDIFF 10
A miserable week for Cardiff, that included a knee injury to Rob Howley and a transfer for Craig Quinnell to Saracens, ended on a dismal note as their Welsh/Scottish League title challenge took a huge dent in Edinburgh.
The Scots' scored two tries in quick succession in the first half as Kevin Utterson and Derrick Lee crossed in the space of three minutes. Duncan Hodge converted both.
The home lead was stretched to 17 points when Hodge added a penalty and the only points Cardiff could muster came from the boot of Iestyn Harris with a penalty on the stroke of half-time.
There was no let up in the second half as former All Blacks skipper Todd Blackadder grabbed try number three for the home team and Hodge stretched the lead to 27-3 with a conversion and penalty.
A late Cardiff rally saw them grab a try through replacement Nick Robinson, which Harris converted, but Edinburgh rounded off a superb evening for them with a fourth try from David Officer.
Edinburgh: Tries: K Utterson, D Lee, T Blackadder, D Officer; Cons: D Hodge 3; Pens: D Hodge 2.
Cardiff: Try: N Robinson; Con: I Harris; Pen: I Harris.
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.