7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
The Blues aren't the only Welsh side to have won both pool game so far this season, with the Scarlets matching that achievement in the Heineken Cup and the Dragons doing the same in the Amlin Challenge Cup.
And with the Ospreys also unbeaten in Europe thanks to a win and a draw, Welsh rugby seems to riding a huge wave of confidence at the moment.
A semi-final showing at the recent World Cup has left the entire nation in high spirits and Williams, who was a surprise inclusion in Warren Gatland's 30-man squad for the global gathering in New Zealand, believes the atmosphere within the Blues set up mirrors the positive vibe with Wales.
"I'd like to think there's still a feel-good factor from the World Cup. It was a great campaign for Wales and it's boosted the confidence of everyone involved. It's now good to see the Welsh teams getting wins all over the shop because that boosts the profile of rugby here.
"There's a great atmosphere in training with the Blues at the moment with Justin (Burnell) and Gareth (Baber) in charge. Everyone's really happy going to training every day and we've got a feel-good factor here, too. We're taking that into games and performing."
It's been an incredible 12 months for Williams, who had just gone under the knife to cure a shoulder problem this time last year.
Few outside of the Principality had heard of the youngster prior to the World Cup warm-up Tests but now the son of 1977 Lions tourist Brynmor is becoming a household name as he looks set to start for Wales against Australia the week after next.
"I guess I have to pinch myself. I didn't really expect anything like this at this time last year, especially as I was undergoing surgery on my shoulder. A year ago, I was in a sling and wasn't involved in training at all.
"I worked as hard as I could to make things happen and I'm just really happy with how things are working out.
"Being involved with Wales is something special. It's every player's dream to start for Wales so I'd love it if that came about against the Wallabies."