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Live Reporting

Philip Marsh, Dafydd Pritchard and Gareth Griffiths

All times stated are UK

  1. That's a wrap

    FT Wales 32-20 Ireland

    That's it then. Wales are Grand Slam champions for the first time in 27 years, and they're off to celebrate in the Cardiff sunshine.

    We hope you enjoyed reliving that day from 2005 as much as we did.

    You can carry on with the nostalgia trip on BBC Radio Wales Sport this afternoon.

    The team will reflect on the whole campaign in the company of coach Mike Ruddock, captain Gareth Thomas and some players including Gavin Henson, Martyn Williams, Stephen Jones and Shane Williams.

    Thanks for joining us, and we'll see you again when we next delve into our sporting archives.

  2. We asked, you answered!


    Still agree with these results after that?

  3. Champagne rugby

    FT Wales 32-20 Ireland

    There it is! The moment a nation has been craving for 27 years.

    Wales' injured captain Gareth Thomas lifts the Six Nations trophy alongside stand-in skipper Michael Owen as the champagne rains on the jubilant players.

    A first Grand Slam for Wales since 1978. Cardiff better be bracing itself for an almighty party this evening.

    Wales celebrate 2005 Grand Slam
  4. The celebrations begin for Wales

    FT Wales 32-20 Ireland

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    Video caption: Wales celebrate the 2005 Grand Slam
  5. Wales banish their Irish hoodoo

    FT Wales 32-20 Ireland

    That is Wales' first home win over Ireland for 22 years.

    What a time to banish that particular hoodoo.

    They're setting the stage for the trophy presentation now.

    The scene on the pitch, where there are players and staff embracing everywhere, is one of unbridled joy.

  6. 'The ground is shaking!'

    FT Wales 32-20 Ireland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    The stadium around me is actually shaking.

    Wales deserve this particular accolade because they've consistently been the most attractive and played the best rugby of any of the teams in the championship.

    What does it mean to all those people? It's difficult to describe if you don't live here, where rugby is more than your average game - it means a lot more.

  7. 'A roar to end all roars'

    FT Wales 32-20 Ireland

    Eddie Butler

    BBC Sport rugby commentator on BBC One

    That is a roar to end all roars!

    The players, the coaches, this entire stadium and the entire country of Wales will be out of their seats and out of their minds as the Grand Slam is taken.

    Dwayne Peel leads Wales' Grand Slam celebrations
  8. Full-time: Wales win the Grand Slam

    Wales 32-20 Ireland

    Wales' players and supporters have been counting down the final couple of minutes as the nation win their first Grand Slam since 1978 which will signal the mother of all parties on this sunny March day in Cardiff.

    What a cacophony of noise around the Millennium Stadium as Ireland attack Wales but find no way through.

    Martyn Williams has the final word and touch as he kicks the ball off the field into the stands to start the celebrations.

    Stephen Jones
  9. Post update

    Wales 32-20 Ireland

    Scrum for Wales and less than half a minute left.

    That elusive Grand Slam is in touching distance now.

  10. Post update

    Wales 32-20 Ireland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    I've been here for FA Cup finals but, when the final whistle goes here, I bet there will never have been a cheer like there is going to be in about a minute and a half.

  11. Finish line in sight for Wales

    Wales 32-20 Ireland

    Wales think they're in with a chance of a breakaway attack when Tom Shanklin tackles Geordan Murphy and the ball breaks free.

    Stephen Jones hacks it downfield but play is called back for a lineout as Hickie was deemed to have been bundled out of play.

    Wales won't mind - the clock keeps ticking and that finish line is in sight now.

  12. Man of the Match - Dwayne Peel

    Wales 32-20 Ireland

    Wales scrum-half Dwayne Peel has been named man of the match by former England hooker Brian Moore and he has been excellent throughout the campaign.

    If anybody typifies the wonderful high-tempo attacking rugby Wales have produced in this championship, it is Peel.

    You imagine captain Michael Owen and centre Tom Shanklin would have pushed Peel close to this individual accolade against Ireland.

    Dwayne Peel
  13. Post update

    Wales 32-20 Ireland

    Wales fans are worrying a little now after their side had been in control for so long.

    Ireland are camped in the 22 needing two converted tries to deny Wales a first Grand Slam in 27 years.

  14. Ireland score a second try

    Wales 32-20 Ireland

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    Video caption: Geordan Murphy scores Ireland's second try
  15. Welsh nerves jangling

    Wales 32-20 Ireland

    Brian Moore

    Former England hooker on BBC One

    Can Ireland do the unthinkable?

  16. Converted Try - Wales 32-20 Ireland

    Geordan Murphy try, David Humphreys conversion

    Ireland might have been wasteful and ill-disciplined in Cardiff but you can't question their character with the resilience leading to a second try.

    Full-back Geordan Murphy crosses following a high David Humphreys hanging kick.

    Gavin Henson also gives a penalty away on the halfway line for a needless sliding trip challenge on Murphy although there appeared to be little contact.

    Ireland attack
  17. Penalty - Wales 32-13 Ireland

    Stephen Jones

    Marcus Horan is penalised at a scrum and warned by referee Chris White that a repeat of this offence will result in the Ireland replacement prop leaving the field.

    Stephen Jones takes his tally to 16 points with his fourth penalty as Wales close in on a glorious Grand Slam.