Martyn Willimas put in a man of the match performance in front of British & Irish Lions coaches Ian McGeechan and Shaun Edwards at Twickenham Stadium as he steered Cardiff Blues to their first trophy as a region.
The Welsh side swept Gloucester aside as they won the ERDF Energy Cup 50-12 with Williams the catalyst for an explosive performance that contained seven tries.
Blues coach Dai Young put the pressure on the Lions selectors, who name their tour party for South Africa on Tuesday, by stating it would be difficult to leave behind a handful of his stars.
"Martyn, Gethin Jenkins, Tom Shanklin, Jamie Roberts and Leigh Halfpenny are all in the mix and they and others are going to be difficult to leave behind given the way they are playing," said Young.
"I couldn't have asked any more from the team than they gave me and it is a great achievement. But this isn't just a result of the hard work of the players, it is down to the efforts of the board, the backroom staff and the fans.
"Our style is to take the game to the opposition and we really went out there and made our intentions clear."
The Blues were 22-5 ahead at the interval and then ran in a further four tries in the second half as Gloucester, who they beat twice in the Heineken Cup Pool stages, were put to the sword.
Lions hopeful Halfpenny grabbed two tries in the opening exchanges to put the Blues on the front foot and Gloucester were chasing shadows after that. Full back Ben Blair also scored two tries as he helped himself to 25 points.
The only cloud for the Blues on an otherwise perfect day was a first minute injury to scrum half Jason Spice. The New Zealander was injured in the first attack of the game when he fractured his ulna in the right arm.
That injury is likely to rule him out of the Heineken Cup semi-final clash against Leicester Tigers at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday, 3 May.
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