Warburton looks forward to fans' welcome

Wales captain Sam Warburton says the team is looking forward to saying 'thank you' to the fans, at a special event in Cardiff Bay organised for Monday evening. The Welsh Government has invited the squad and backroom staff to the Senedd to congratulate them on their Grand Slam triumph.

We know it is a great honour for us to be invited to the Senedd and if fans turn up to greet us it will make for a great occasion. All of us know how important rugby is here in Wales and we are humbled by the level of support we get from followers of our sport and from the general public.

– Wales captain Sam Warburton

Fans have been asked to arrive for 6pm on Monday. The First Minister Carwyn Jones will then present the Six Nations trophy to the captain and coach Warren Gatland.

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Grand Slam celebrations

Wales are taking home their third Six Nations Grand Slam in eight years after beating France 16-9 at the Millennium Stadium.