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."
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.