A second half try by Jamie Robinson and five points from the boot of Iestyn Harris were not enough to save the Blues as they went down 31-10 to Munster at Musgrave Park in Cork.
To complete the Blues' woes Tom Shanklin was yellow-carded in a first half when they felt the full force of referee Iain Ramage's whistle and, after the break, replacement hooker Andrew Lewis was carried off with what appeared to be a leg injury.
The drama of Guinness PRO12 rugby returns this Saturday afternoon (kick-off 5.15pm) as Cardiff Blues tackle Munster Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and you can be part of this massive match day with tickets still on sale!
Cardiff Blues Supporters Club (CBSC) joined forces with Aberdare RFC to hold a Balloon Race fundraiser for Owen Williams on Sunday (November 9). The day coincided with a mini rugby tournament and 1,000 balloons were sold to raise money for Owen's fund.