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 travel to Myreside on Friday to take on Edinburgh Rugby in a crucial Guinness PRO12 clash, and with Wales facing Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, it promises to be a weekend of non-stop rugby action at the Scottish capital. Here are some useful advice to Cardiff Blues travelling supporters.
To celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Guinness PRO12 Pack Bar, the world famous Irish brewer will be offering supporters free pints of the black stuff ahead of Saturday's clash with Ulster.
'TACKLE' - the first-ever joint community rugby initiative between the four professional teams in Wales has been launched (today Weds 19th October) bringing an inspiring new rugby education programme to young people in Communities First areas. Partners in the project were joined by Wales' star rugby internationals Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Gareth Davies (Scarlets) and Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), for the launch at Aberdare Community School.
The Welsh Rugby Union, together with Pro Rugby Wales, has secured significantly improved insurance cover for all registered players, coaches and referees at each of its member clubs and regions at reduced costs -working with Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisors.