The mini set of Guinness Pro14 fixtures that take place during the Six Nations comes to a close on Saturday night at the Arms Park.
Cardiff Blues welcome Southern Kings of Port Elizabeth to the Welsh capital for the first time ever, looking for a big win to cap off what would be a fine three weeks for John Mulvihill’s men.
Two losing bonus points against Glasgow and a fantastic comeback win over Edinburgh last week have seen us pull away from Cheetahs and jump Ospreys and Connacht to sit third in Conference A.
With Ospreys and Connacht playing each other, and Cheetahs away to Leinster, there is a great chance for Cardiff Blues to really cement ourselves in the driving seat to secure that final play-off spot and the all-important Heineken Champions Cup qualification.
Kings are currently bottom of the Pro14’s Conference B, below Dragons courtesy of having fewer wins, with 19 points to their name.
They have conceded the most points of anyone, 495, and conceded more tries than anyone else, 71, meaning they conceded an average of 33 points and 4.7 tries per game.
In terms of the opposition pretty much all names will be new to the Arms Park faithful, with the exception of Sarel Pretorius who only returned to South Africa from the Dragons last summer.
Cardiff Blues form: LWWLW
Kings form: LLLLL
Cardiff Blues top try scorer: Rey Lee-Lo (8)
Kings top try scorer: Bjorn Basson (4)
Cardiff Blues top points scorer: Gareth Anscombe (140)
Kings top points scorer: Masixole Banda (49)
Joy Neville (IRE) – The former Irish international’s first visit to Cardiff Arms Park. Has four games in the middle this season with two yellows and a red card shown.