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Wales celebrates Six Nations Grand Slam win

TV figures showed almost half the population of Wales watched the national rugby team beat France to win the Six Nations Grand Slam.

TV figures showed almost half the population of Wales watched the national rugby team beat France to win the Six Nations Grand Slam.

A Grand Slam occurs when one team in the Six Nations Champioship manages to beat all the others during one year's competition.

Wales won their 11th Grand Slam after a 16-9 win over France in Cardiff on March 16th.

An estimated 250,000 people descended on Wales' capital city, Cardiff, with almost 75,000 fans packed in to the Millennium Stadium and 140,000 people watching the game in city's bars.

The whole country celebrated Wales' third Grand Slam victory in eight years and parties could be seen in the streets of Cardiff until the early hours.

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, formally re-presented the Six Nations trophy to Welsh captain Sam Warburton on the steps of the Senedd, the Welsh Parliament.

The Welsh First Minister said “We are now without doubt, the predominant rugby team in the northern hemisphere”.

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