The captains and coaches of Cardiff Blues and Toulouse have agreed to alter their decision to have the roof at the Millennium Stadium closed for their Heineken Cup quarter-final today (Saturday).
Given the blue skies and beautiful weather in the Welsh capital it was decided to play with the roof open, enabling the players and 30,000+ crowd to bask in the sunshine.
The sides that contested the first Heineken cup final way back in 1996 meet for the second successive season in the quarter-final. Last season Toulouse were at home, and beat the Blues. Cardiff coach Dai Young will be looking for a reversal of fortunes this season.
Way back in 1996, Toulouse were crowned champions of Europe after recording a 21-18 win that set them on their way to becoming the dominant team in the first decade of European competition.
Under Guy Noves, they lifted the Heineken Cup on three occasions, and have been runners up twice, including defeat to Munster in last year's final.
And Noves will take his troops to the scene of that defeat, the Millennium Stadium, for the clash with Cardiff on April 11.
The French side hit the road as eighth seed, and are tasked with taking down the top seeded side and only unbeaten team in this year's competition.
Dai Young's Cardiff delivered a perfect Pool performance as they swept aside Biarritz, Gloucester and a competitive Calvisano side.
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.