Wales grab Grand Slam

Wales defeated Ireland 32-20 to grab the Grand Slam at Cardiff on Saturday.

This Grand Slam (defeating all 6 Nations opponents) is the first by Wales since 1978.

Wales led going into half time 16-6 through a try from Gethin Jenkins and Gavin Henson kicking a drop goal and a long-range penalty.

A second half try to Kevin Morgan try put Wales 29-6 up. Ireland staged a comeback with tries from Marcus Horan and Geordan Murphy.

Wales were able to hold on, thanks to the boot of fly-half Stephen Jones who added 16 points, to come away with with the historic victory.

Wales - Tries: Gethin Jenkins, Kevin Morgan; Conversions: Stephen Jones (2); Penalties: Gavin Henson, Stephen Jones (4); Drop Goal: Henson

Ireland - Tries: Marcus Horan, Geordan Murphy; Conversions: David Humphreys (2); Penalties: Ronan O’Gara (2)

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