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
Thank Blues it's Friday! The weekend will be starting HERE on Friday night as Cardiff Blues tackle Ulster in the Guinness PRO12 at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and we want you to be our guest at our big match day party!
Let the Games Begin! Cardiff Blues launch the Guinness PRO12 season on home soil this Sunday afternoon against Glasgow Warriors (kick-off 4pm) - and we are going to make it a double celebration as we also recognise the achievements of Team Wales!
Second half tries from Dan Tuohy and Ian Humphreys saw Ulster claim the Friday night points on offer as Cardiff Blues suffered a 26-9 defeat to the impressive Irish province at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
Clinical Glasgow Warriors produced a devastating final 20 minutes to secure the points on Super Sunday and consign battling Cardiff Blues to a 33-12 defeat in the Guinness PRO12 opener at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.