Wales clinch Six Nations and Grand Slam clean sweep

(CNN)The rain sluiced down but the Cardiff crowd was unshrinking and the Welsh players irrepressible as they trounced defending champion Ireland to secure the Six Nations title and a Grand Slam season clean sweep of northern hemisphere international rugby.

Welsh triumphed 25-7 in a pulsating atmosphere at the Millennium Stadium to clinch its first title since 2013 and first Grand Slam for winning all five matches since 2012.
Center Hadleigh Parkes scored a try after 80 seconds and fly-half Gareth Anscombe kicked 20 points as Wales’ earned a fourth Grand Slam of the Six Nations era and third under Kiwi coach Warren Gatland, who is leaving his post after this autumn’s World Cup.

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