A quarter of a million fans hit the pubs and clubs in Cardiff after Wales claimed the Six Nations Grand Slam and Championship title after beating France 16-9 in front of a capacity crowd at Millennium on Saturday.
France certainly showed up to try and yet again spoil the party but Wales hung in there with winger Alex Cuthbert scoring the only try of the match. The win was Wales third Grand Slam in eight years, a feat not equalled since the 1970’s.
Wales skipper Sam Warburton, who was sent off in last years RWC semi-final, gave full credit to the French side.
“You have to give credit to the French. They made it difficult for us to get our game going. But we won and that’s what counts,” Warburton said.
England finished second after a convincing 30-9 victory over Ireland at Twickenham. The young side totally dominated Ireland in the scrum and were awarded a penalty try midway through the second half after referee Nigel Owen’s got fed up with Ireland’s persistent collapsing on the line. The win certainly helps Stuart Lancaster’s cause in remaining coach of the English side.
A disappointing Scotland finished with the wooden spoon as Italy defeated them 13-6 in Rome.