Cardiff Blues prepare to take part in the World Club 10s in Singapore
Final preparations for the World Club 10s at the Singapore Sports Hub are complete as Cardiff Blues took part in a team run at the 55,000-seater National Stadium on Friday morning.
The players took to the field at the stadium as they get ready to tackle the hot humid weather conditions and some of the best teams from around the globe.
The World Club 10s takes place this weekend (Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22) with Blues competing in Pool B on the opening day alongside the Brumbies, Asia Pacific Dragons and Petrarca Rugby. Pool A will see Auckland Blues, Biarritz, London Welsh and Samoa Water Presidents 10s all compete.
Scrum half Lloyd Williams was among those to try out the new pitch and was impressed by the new surroundings as he spoke to local media at the end of the team run.
"It's a fantastic stadium and we're all looking forward to the tournament and seeing how we go," he said.
"Nobody is really sure what to expect from any of the teams and 10s is a new game for many of us so it will be exciting to see how it shapes up.
"The weather is obviously a little warmer than back home in Cardiff and we've had to get used to that this week. It's all about hydrating yourself and drinking as much water as you can to deal with it.
"It's a been a really positive week for all the players here. We've had a really hard training camp to get used to the humidity and now we can look forward to day one of the World Club 10s and pushing ourselves as hard as we can in front of what we hope will be a big crowd."
Existing Season Ticket holders are advised that full details of all packages for the 2015/16 season have now been posted out to you and will arrive in the coming days - and that the deadline to renew your seat has now been extended!
Supporters are advised that Cardiff Blues will be holding a presentation on the field post match on Saturday afternoon to mark those players leaving the region, hand out caps and the end of season awards.
First team stars Cory Allen, Ellis Jenkins, Adam Jones and Kristian Dacey were among the special guests as Cardiff Blues held the Sphere Solutions Blues Tag Rugby Festival at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
The players at Cardiff Blues will be hoping to play with some true Gallic flair for the rest of the Guinness PRO12 season - after the region teamed up with a successful French bistrot in the Welsh capital.
Cardiff Blues will be celebrating St David's Day when the region faces Edinburgh Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12.45pm) - with hundreds of children invited as part of our Regional Schools Day.