Sam Norton Knight goes over for the Blues against Gloucester at Kingsholm.
Ceri Sweeney showed nerves of steel to land a last minute penalty to give Cardiff Blues a narrow 25-26 victory against Gloucester at Kingsholm in the LV= Cup.
The home side had edged in front but Gloucester infringed in the dying seconds and Sweeney stepped up to send over a 40m penalty to finish with a 16 point haul to seal a hard earned triumph.
A severely depleted Blues side saw former Scarlet second row Adam Eustace and Wales hopeful Gareth Delve score tries while Freddie Burns (2) and Nicky Robinson sent over penalties.
The Blues hit back through full back Sam Norton Knight and Xavier Rush but with former All Black Carlos Spencer sending over two penalties, it looked like the home side had done enough to claim the spoils. However Sweeney stepped up to spoil the party with his late effort to get the Blues off to a winning start.
Nigel Davies's young Scarlets battled to an encouraging 15-15 draw at the Stoop against Harlequins.
The Scarlets rested key players Simon Easterby and Australian No 8 David Lyons for the tie to field a relatively inexperienced side.
David Strettle scored a try for the home side along with George Robson, while Rory Clegg scored the remaining points with a penalty and conversion.
The Welsh side replied with tries from centre Gareth Maule, left-wing Andy Fenby and a penalty and conversion from Rhys Priestland.
In the last act of the game Scarlets full back Morgan Stoddart had the chance to snatch a win for the visitors but he spilled the ball with the try line at his mercy.
Angus O'Brien has quickly settled into the Wales Sevens squad after solid performances in Hong Kong and Japan. With two rounds remaining in Glasgow and Twickenham on the World Series, WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie chats to the rising star.
Wales winger Luke Morgan has established himself as one of the deadliest finishers on the Sevens World Series. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie catches up with him on the eve of this weekend's round in Glasgow.
All roads lead to Cardiff on Sunday for the SSE SWALEC Finals Day at the Millennium Stadium. Cambrian Welfare tackle Ystradgynlais in the Bowl final, Ystrad Rhondda play Newcastle Emlyn in the Plate final while defending champions Pontypridd face Bridgend in the Cup final.
WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Ken Skates and WRU Chairman Gareth Davies earlier this week launched a new competition in conjunction with the WRU unveiling its archive room.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.