Gloucester brought their form from the Heineken Cup last weekend into the Anglo Welsh LV = Cup when they beat Cardiff Blues 40-3 at Kingsholm.
The Cherry and Whites, who included centre Henry Trinder, wing James Simpson-Daniel and several experienced forwards in their XV, were always on top in front of the Shed.
A brace of tries from James Simpson-Daniel and fifteen points from young fly-half Ryan Mills were key to Bryan Redpath's side.
Peter Buxton and Tim Molenaar also crossed for the side who had earlier today announced the signing of Billy Twelvetrees from Leicester.
For Cardiff it was their third consecutive defeat in the competition as they bow out quietly.
Final Score Gloucester 40 (21) Cardiff Blues 3 (3)
Tries: Buxton, Molenaar, Simpson-Daniel 2, Hazell
Penalties: Mills 3
Conversions: Mills 3
Cardiff Blues: 15. Ben Blair 14. Richard Mustoe 13. Tom James 12. Cory Allen 11. Chris Czekaj 10. Gareth Davies 9. Lewis Jones 8. Luke Hamilton 7. Thomas Young 6. Josh Navidi 5. Macauley Cook (capt) 4. Cory Hill 3. Sam Hobbs 2. Marc Breeze 1. John Yapp
Replacements: 16. Rhys Williams 17. Nathan Trevett 18. Ryan Harford 19. Matthew Screech 20. Ruben Tucker 21. Tom Rowlands 22. Rhys Patchell 23. Dan Fish
Gloucester Rugby:Tom Voyce; Ollie Phillips, Tim Molenaar, Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, James Simpson-Daniel; Ryan Mills, Dave Lewis; Dan Murphy, Matias Cortese, Shaun Knight; Will James, Alex Brown; Peter Buxton (capt), Andy Hazell, Brett Deacon
Replacements: Darren Dawidiuk; Yann Thomas, Dario Chistolini, Matt Cox, Gareth Evans, Nick Runciman, Mike Tindall, Henry Trinder