"There's no real surprise that we've drawn against the Ospreys and I think most people would have put money on us getting them. However one good thing is that we will definitely get a Welsh representative in the final which will be a big boost to Welsh rugby.
"It's a mouth watering fixture but there's a lot of rugby to be played between now and March, however I'm sure both regions will be looking forward immensely to the competition and hopefully it will be a good spectacle for both sets of fans.
"I think that the fact that there are two Welsh regions playing each other will always add a more little spice to the match, the players know each other really well and in the context of it being a semi final of the EDF Energy Cup it looks like being a big occasion for the fans and the players alike.
"I'm sure both regions will also hope that they will be going in to the match with full squads and without any injuries as it will be a highly competitive game with a high standard of rugby.
"The English sides that we've come up against so far had realistic chances of going through and fielded strong teams and now it's at the business end of competition they will be even more focused on that game as it's also a route for them to get in to Europe next year."
The schedule for the semi-finals of the EDF Energy Cup at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday March 24 2007 will be:
2.30pm Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers
5.15pm Ospreys v Cardiff Blues
Tickets for the semi final (access to both games) can be purchased from the Cardiff Blues Ticket Office priced :
Adults Middle Tier £28
Junior Middle Tier £14
Adults Lower Tier £18
Junior Lower Tier £9
To buy tickets call 029 2030 2030 or buy online at