Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Wales crowned Six Nations Grand Slam champions after Ireland demolition

Wales defeated Ireland 25-7 in Cardiff. Credit: AP

Wales were crowned Six Nations Grand Slam champions as they demolished Ireland 25-7 in Cardiff to claim European rugby's major trophy.

The champions are now 14 games unbeaten and gave head coach Warren Gatland a record-breaking Six Nations swansong.

Gatland's final Six Nations game - he leaves Wales after the World Cup later this year - saw him become the first coach in Five or Six Nations history to win three Grand Slams.

Wales completed a first Six Nations clean sweep for seven years - a tournament record fourth Grand Slam - and landed their first Six Nations title since 2013, while also climbing above Ireland to second in the official world rankings.

They will head to the World Cup six months from now as major title contenders.