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.
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.