Cardiff Blues coach Dai Young is hoping injuries to three of his Welsh internationals in the 20-14 win over Newport Gwent Dragons won't rule them out of Saturday's Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final.
The Blues made it five wins in a row as they kept alive their faint hopes of reaching the Magners League Play-Offs with a vital win over their arch-rivals at Rodney Parade.
But their latest triumph came at a cost as they lost British & Irish Lions Jamie Roberts (knee) and Andy Powell (calf) during the game and also saw Wales scrum half Richie Rees limp out of the action with an ankle problem.
The three players will have their injuries closely assessed over the weekend and Young is hopeful they will all recover in time for his side's Amlin semi-final clash with London Wasps at Adams Park.
Having seen his side knocked out of the Heineken Cup semi-finals in the cruellest of fashions last season, when they lost to Leicester Tigers in a penalty shoot out, Young is hoping to steer his side into their first European final since 1996.
And rather than dwell on the injuries, Young preferred to talk about the confidence in his squad following their latest triumph.
"It was great preparation for us because it's not going to get any more physical than that against the Dragons. We know Wasps will present a massive challenge and they have a real habit of performing when it really matters at the right time of the season," said Young.
"They are no strangers to semi-finals and turning up on the day and performing. We know we are going to have to be at our best.
"It's important for us to go in with confidence, to be looking forward to the challenge. We are winning, so we are moving in the right direction."
If other results go their way then the Blues could find themselves playing for a top four finish, and a place in the Magners League Play-Off semi-finals, the weekend after their Amlin Challenge Cup clash with Wasps. Having taken four more points in Newport they could creep in by beating Munster in their final league game at the Cardiff City Stadium.
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.