Attack Coach Paul John admitted tries either side of half-time had taken the wind out of the sails of Cardiff Blues as they fell to a 31-23 defeat to Ospreys in the Guinness PRO12 in Judgement Day III at the Millennium Stadium.
It is just a matter of days until the Blues Airbus University Cup that will see University rugby teams from within the Blues region compete on the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park pitch.
The tournament, which is sure to capture the imagination of students within the region, will be played on Wednesday (October 1) between teams from Cardiff Metropolitan, Cardiff University, Cardiff Medicals and the University of South Wales. Gates and bars open at 12 noon.
With a healthy rivalry already in place between the university sides, the 15-a-side competition will see two semi- finals and the winner of the final being crowned the Blues University Cup champion and claim a prize of £2,500 worth of Gilbert equipment.
All matches on the day will be 40 minutes in length and the Blues are aiming to have a carnival atmosphere at the stadium with drinks promotions, food outlets and entertainment in place to add to the occasion.
Tickets are priced at just £5 for the whole day and available through university outlets, with the university themselves keeping 50% of the tickets sales, thus enabling the universities to generate revenue that could be ploughed back into their sporting sections.