18 Mar 2012

Wales win Six Nations Grand Slam

8:19 am on 18 March 2012

Wales have completed their third Six Nations championship grand slam in eight seasons with a 16-9 win over France in Cardiff.

It's also a measure of revenge for their World Cup semi-final defeat by France last year in Auckland.

Wales winger Alex Cuthbert scored the only try of an absorbing match in front of a capacity Millennium Stadium crowd, as the hosts added to their 2005 and 2008 Grand Slams.

Victory also meant Wales had equalled the record of their celebrated 1970s predecessors by winning three Slams in the one decade.

Scotland finished with the wooden spoon as Italy beat them 13-6 in Rome.

England finished second on eight points after thrashing Ireland 30-9 at Twickenham to go with earlier away wins over Scotland, Italy and France.

Ireland, who had won seven of their previous eight championship meetings with England, finished third on five points, ahead of France on points difference