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.
Whenever Bedlinog tackle Penallta a massive fixure is guaranteed but this Sunday there will be even more emphasis placed on the two rivals when they contest the SSE Swalec Plate final at Principality Stadium.
Ahead of their SSE SWALEC Bowl Final clash with Taffs Well at Principality Stadium on Sunday, Burry Port share their #FABXV nomination with WRUTV in the search for Welsh rugby's greatest volunteers. Everyone can get involved by sending nominations via twitter to @WRU_Community using the hashtag #FABXV
Cardiff Blues prop Gethin Jenkins and Ospreys centre Ben John look ahead to the first game at Principality Stadium in Saturday's double header which is promising to be a special occasion for all Welsh fans.
Carmarthen Quins Director of Rugby Ian Jones and committee member Jeff Thomas along with Llandovery chairman Handel Davies look ahead to Sunday's SSE SWALEC Cup showdown where both teams are out to prove 'West is best'
SWALEC ambassador Shane WIlliams is looking forward to Sunday's Finals Day where the Cup, Bowl and Plate offers a great opportunity for players and teams to experience the magic of playing at Principality Stadium
Carmarthen Quins coach Richard Kelly believes it is an exciting time to be part of the Scarlets region as his side take on local rivals Llandovery in the SSE Swalec Cup final on Sunday, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers
Scarlets long serving prop Phil John talks to WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie about Judgement Day IV and SSE Swalec Cup finals day. The last time Llandovery were in the cup final in 2007, the Drovers claimed the spoils with Phil playing a major role in the engine room.
Meet Aberdare coach Luke Thomas whose #FABXV nomination goes to super volunteer Daz with a whopping 10 things he does for the club each week, all except the ironing! You can also join in the search for Welsh rugby's greatest volunteers, by sending your nomination via twitter to @WRU_Community using the hashtag #FABXV
SSE Swalec Cup kings Pontypridd travelled to Swansea, fully expecting a return to their second home but Llandovery had other ideas as they also sought victory in the semi-final to earn the right to play the final at Principality Stadium