One of Europe's greatest sporting weekends is underway as a packed house at the BT Sports Cardiff Arms Park witnessed Northampton Saints defeat Bath Rugby 30-16 in a gripping and historic Amlin Challenge Cup final at the home of the Blues.
Fans from all over Europe have been flocking to the Welsh capital to savour a unique celebration of club rugby.
And that kicked off with an all-English Amlin Challenge Cup confrontation featuring Bath Rugby and Northampton Saints.
The game was a first major rugby final on an artificial pitch and saw Saints clinch a third European title at the Arms Park.
A galaxy of international stars will now take centre stage at the atmospheric Millennium Stadium for Saturday's Heineken Cup decider between RC Toulon and Saracens.
Both matches - which feature players from as many as 15 nations including luminaries of the global game - will be broadcast in more than 150 countries as the world watches the home of the Blues and the Millennium Stadium shine in the global spotlight.
Cardiff Blues are pleased to announce Cardiff and Vale College as the new education partner for the region's BTEC Extended Diploma in Rugby Development, Coaching and Fitness, delivered in conjunction with TVS Education.
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