Cardiff Blues lost their opening Celtic League fixture 13-23 against Glasgow Rugby at Hughenden.
In a bad night for the Blues Jim Brownrigg finished the game on a stretcher with a neck injury that required hospital treatment while Dan Baugh and Ben Evans were sin-binned before Craig Quinnell was shown the red card.
Nick Robinson kicked two penalty goals and converted the Blues' only try by Nick Macleod.
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.