Wales Grand Slam Champions 2012!

The Welsh Rugby team secured their third Grand Slam within the last eight years on Saturday afternoon after beating France 16 – 9.

Hosted at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, the squad dedicated their victory in honour of Merveyn Davies. At the age of 65, the former Wales captain died on Thursday following a battle with cancer. Davies won a total of 38 caps for Wales but, after suffering a brain haemorrhage, had his rugby career cut short in 1976 whilst playing for Swansea in a Welsh Cup semi-final.

Around 250,000 descended upon the capital of Cardiff – whether to be at the match or to watch the game in nearby bars in order to soak up the electric atmosphere.

Welsh Champion Squad

On Monday, the Welsh Government will congratulate the squad and their coaching and backroom team in a ceremony at The Senedd this Monday (March 19) on behalf of the people of Wales.

This weekend also brought about the end of the Six Nations Tournament with England producing a dominant forward display to beat Ireland 30-9, finishing second in the Six Nations table and with Scotland loosing against Italy, and therefore taking home the Wooden Spoon.

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