Dai Young hailed Cardiff Blues' EDF Energy Cup success as among the best moments of his career.
The Blues romped to a 50-12 victory over Gloucester at Twickenham to ensure the Anglo-Welsh trophy stayed in Wales.
And the former Cardiff, Wales and British Lion prop was thrilled to end the region's wait for silverware in such emphatic style.
Young said: "This is up there with the best moments of my career. As a coach there is a different responsibility than as a player and I was so pleased to see the players, supporters and the board all with huge smiles on their face.
"I was surprised at the scale of the win but I'm proud of our effort and skill. We were outstanding at times. Days like this make all the criticism and hard work worth it.
"It's all down to the hard work of the players. People didn't understand that we needed to take small steps, but this is a big achievement for everyone involved with the region."
Leigh Halfpenny set the Blues on course for the emphatic seven-try victory with two scores in the first half, boosting his hopes of a call with the British and Irish Lions.
Halfpenny said: "This season just keeps getting better all the time. This is what dreams are made of and I'm loving every second.
"We knew it was going to be tough in the final, but the boys were awesome and this win has been a long time coming."
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.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.