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.
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.