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.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.