18 May, 12:24
The news today that Ronan O'Gara's long and distinguished playing time is over, brings to a close what was by any standards, a remarkable career.
With the game the following day against Italy, Munster will of course be without Ronan O'Gara and Donnacha Ryan who both played such a central role in the win over Treviso on Saturday, a game that saw the return of Felix Jones when he was introduced in the 60th minute for Johne Murphy.
The full back came through unscathed as did Tommy O'Donnell, also returning from injury, a 68th minute replacement for Dave O'Callaghan.
The game may afford supporters the opportunity to see two of of Munster's recent signings, the Blues center Casey Laulala and Savenaca Tokula, the Waikato and Chiefs center who arrived in Cork yesterday.
Tickets for the Cardiff Blues games are available on www.munsterrugby.ie and usual outlets.
There is a special 3 match (v Blues, v Leinster, v Ulster) package deal available up to Friday that starts at €50 (Terrace).