Cardiff Blues will face Samoa in the quarter-finals of the World Club 10s
Cardiff Blues will face the might of Samoa Water President's 10 in the quarter-finals of the World Club 10s in Singapore after an enthralling opening day of competition in Southeast Asia.
Blues fought all the way in a tight Pool B and were within touching distance of taking top spot in the final group clash after an epic final encounter with Australian Super 15 giants the Brumbies.
However, a narrow 21-12 defeat, despite tries form Ellis Jenkins and Macauley Cook, means Blues finished the opening day of the inaugural tournament in third spot in Pool B and face a Samoan team who finished second in Pool A and only defeated by the Auckland Blues.
Blues also came close to victory in the opening clash of the day as they lost out 19-12 to the Asia Pacific Dragons despite a spirited second half fight-back and superb solo try from new signing George Watkins.
Coaches Dale McIntosh and Paul John also saw Blues produce arguably the performance of the day in the afternoon as they thrashed Petrarca Rugby 36-0 with the fit-again Owen Williams among the six try scorers.
Quarter-Final Draw (all kick-offs Singapore time):
Sun 22-Jun 10:04 Cup - Quarter Final: Auckland Blues v Petrarca Rugby
Sun 22-Jun 10:31 Cup - Quarter Final: AP Dragons v London Welsh
Sun 22-Jun 10:58 Cup - Quarter Final: Samoa Water President's 10 v Cardiff Blues
Sun 22-Jun 11:25 Cup - Quarter Final: The Brumbies v Biarritz Olympique
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.