First team aces Cory Allen, Lloyd Williams, Ellis Jenkins and new signing Jarrad Hoeata were all on hand to watch the next generation of stars when Cardiff Blues held a huge Under-8s Tag Rugby tournament at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
Pontypridd RFC won the SWALEC Cup for a second successive season in Sunday's final against Cross Keys at the Millennium Stadium as the region enjoyed a hat-trick of success of a huge day for rugby in Wales.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
Director of Rugby Mark Hammett admits he will be looking to see how his team deal with adversity for the first time ahead of the Guinness PRO12 clash with Ulster Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.35pm).
Boss Mark Hammett admitted costly turnovers had ultimately 'stung' his Cardiff Blues as they suffered a 33-12 defeat to Glasgow Warriors - but insisted his team would learn and get better for the experience.