Boss Mark Hammett admitted his Cardiff Blues were now looking forward to two massive games with London Irish in the Europe - and called on fans to pack out BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park for the game next weekend.
Cardiff Blues have confirmed that Argentina international Lucas Amorosino will miss Friday night's Guinness PRO12 fixture with Benetton Treviso after being given permission to return home for personal reasons.
New recruit Gareth Anscombe has vowed his focus is purely on performing for Cardiff Blues as he looks ahead to his potential big home debut this Friday night when Treviso arrive at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park (kick-off 7.35pm).
Director of Rugby Mark Hammett acknowledges Cardiff Blues must look to keep recent cup momentum going - but stressed creating the right environment for long-term success is just as vital right now for the region.
Cardiff Blues ace Sam Warburton returns to captain the team as Wales name an experienced side to face New Zealand on Saturday - with centre Jonathan Davies the only personnel change to the team that started against Australia in the opening Dove Men Series clash.