Wales coach Wayne Pivac has described his side’s win over England on Saturday as a “special day”, but has called on his squad to focus now on trying to secure the Grand Slam.
A 40-24 success at the Millennium Stadium wasn’t without it’s controversy, with England left reeling from two debatable refereeing calls in the first half, which led to two Welsh tries.
But Pivac’s men made sure of the win in the second half to collect the Triple Crown and leave them two games away from completing the Grand Slam (Wales 2/1).
The Wales coach admitted: “It’s very satisfying, but we’ve stayed focused on our jobs and what we’re doing.
“It’s well-documented we chose to go down a bit of a development route in the autumn and build some depth in certain positions. It was a free hit from our point of view.”
Wales (6/4 to collect the 2021 Six Nations title) finish their campaign though with back-to-back away games, starting in Rome against Italy in two weeks’ time. Pivac and his squad will then travel to France for the final clash in Paris on March 20.
Meanwhile, Ireland kept alive their slim hopes of collecting the Six Nations trophy with a 10-48 victory in Italy.
The Irish ran in six tries in Rome, including a brace from back-row Will Connors, while the boot of Johnny Sexton (8/1 – Six Nations Top Points Scorer) successfully kicked six conversions and two penalties.
Next up for Andy Farrell’s men is a trip to Murrayfield to face Scotland on Sunday March 14.