Cardiff Blues' hopes of a successful Celtic Cup run crashed at Meadowbank Stadium when they lost 16-33 to Edinburgh Rugby.
An early 10-point lead and overwhelming territorial dominance had given hope of a resounding win for the Blues. But in the closing three minutes of the first half, despite a one-man advantage, they conceded two tries and after that never regained the lead.
The Welsh stage of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series explodes into life at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday - and fans attending a night of thrilling regional rugby will also be showing their support for the #StayStrongForOws campaign.
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.
Inspired Cardiff Blues enjoyed Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium as they secured a tense 17-13 win over regional rivals Scarlets in a feisty and enthralling encounter in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Easter Sunday.