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Grand Slam: How did you celebrate?
Grand Slam celebrations at Cardiff's City Hall
Fans celebrate the Grand Slam at Cardiff's City Hall
Wales have at last ended their 27-year wait to win rugby's Grand Slam with Saturday's victory over Ireland.

Fans at the Millennium Stadium, on the streets of Cardiff, in pubs, clubs and homes across Wales revelled in ecstasy as Mike Ruddock's men roared to Six Nations glory.

There are already plans for official recognition of Wales' rugby heroes with an open-top bus parade.

So how was it for you?

We wanted to know where you watched the game and how you celebrated.

Below is a selection of your comments:


Brits Pub, Downtown Minneapolis.Big Screen TV allowed circa 30 Welsh expatriates in Minnesota to see the Grand Slam. The All Blacks need to pay heed as the Dragon is back
Malcolm Baxter, Minneapolis USA

I spent the game in a coffee shop listening over the internet as i couldn't find anywhere that was carrying the game....had goose bumps the whole game, especially hearing Max Boyce at the beginning. Wish I could have been there.
Nick, New Jersey
It was fantastic. There I was with a Scotsman, an Englishman and 40 Irishmen in a Irish pub in Amsterdam. When 30 Welsh who were on a sight seeing holiday happen to walk past and hear me sing "ogi ogi ogi". They all came in and we had a great party....
Bleddyn Davies, Amsterdam, Holland

As an ex-pat whose heart is still in Wales, it was a very emotional moment here in Michigan when we won. All us Welsh ex-pats watched it in an Irish bar!!! We painted faces, wore flags, sung songs and waved daffodils to cheer our boys on. What a glorious win and what a great day to be Welsh!
Sharon, Michigan USA

As an Englishman who suffered three years of embarrassment as a student in Cardiff from 1977-80 I just want to add my voice to the many in congratulations of a wonderful Welsh Grand Slam. Wales needed this and world rugby needs a strong exciting Welsh side. The impact of this on so many aspects of Welsh life and pride can't be overestimated. Well done to you all - the players, coaches and supporters.
Andrew James, London England

We had a celebratory bottle of imported cider after rushing home and checking the results on the web.....I'm even prouder to be a Welsh girl right now :-)
Jane, Stayner, Ont, Canada

Boo's Bar and Grill, Saint Louis, the bartender told us they were showing the Welsh match, to my horror they showed the England V Scotland, those poor Scots!! Anyhow My Father back in Wales is sending the match out priority mail, and I still had a great Evening with the American boys from Sunday Morning Rugby Club, teaching them how to drink!!
Ross Colley, Saint Louis, USA

Unfortunately, the game wasn't covered on TV here so it was the BBC website that kept me hooked. After the win, well... things get a bit blurred but I know that Sunday was written off with the World's Biggest Hangover. A great weekend all round, I think.
Brian, Vancouver, Canada

FANTASTIC! Left home 10:30am, in town 11:15am. quick phone call to find out where my mates where, headed to Creation, seats at the front, 2 steps to toilets and bar, what a perfect day! Mike Rudduck has put the WELSH back in to the WELSH TEAM! WELL DONE BOYS!!
Claire Jones, Beddau, Pontypridd

Spent the game in a coffee shop istening over the internet as I couldnt find anywhere that was carrying the game....had goose bumps the whole game, especially hearing max boyce at the beginning. Wish I could have been there.
Nick S, Caerleon, now New Jersey

Awesome!!!! that must sum up the whole day, I was jammy enough to get a ticket, I had to pinch myself when I was sat in the stadium watching Wales win. It was carnage afterwards, I have never seen so many happy drunk people who were all hugging and shaking hands with each other, the Irish were so gracious as well in their defeat. What a day, what an atmosphere, What a headache the next day !!!!1
Claire T, Cardiff, Wales

After reading all the negative comments I felt I should stand up for my country! Yes there are more important issues that politicians should be looking at but these issues are everyday problems - at least be united in the fact that Wales won on merit and effort for the first time in many years. I think it's about time something good came out of this country instead of the negativity that has clouded us for many years. Good on you boys - you're legends.
Anna-Marie, Pontypridd, Wales

Listened to the game on the internet.. a not so subtle hint for the BBC the only people that want to watch it over the internet are the ones NOT in the UK. Very disappointed that i couldn't watch the fussy little screen. Still well done boys you made us proud!
DW, Omaha USA

I watched the match with family and friends in West Wales although I live a stones throw from the Millennium Stadium. It was a "Perfect Day"
Jim Parsons, Cardiff, Wales

Watched the match on Third Avenue in an Irish run bar in New York. Had a bet with the manager...and lots of free beer my way. Only thing missing was a good male voice choir. Look forward to next year when we win again! Keep that beer flowing!
Rob Morgan, New York
We saw the game in the American Pool bar St.Mary Street. It was excellent, I was at the last Grand Slam in 1978. I do have a complaint for Rhodri Morgan. Where was the extra transport. We had 2 train carriages from Merthyr to the game and 2 carriages home it was absolutely disgraceful the HSE should be informed as it is putting peoples lives at risk!!!!!!!!
JOHN LEONARD, Merthyr Tydfil

I made it back to Cardiff and watched it the Slug & Lettuce with a great crowd. Never known such a great atmosphere, it just carried on all night. And it's never felt better going back to work in London after the Six Nations.
Rhys, London

We started in the Mochyn Du, and then ended up outside city hall for the match. Lost all my friends in the crowd within a minute, but made some more just as quickly. What a great party atmosphere. Had a bit of a dance to the drum beats by the Museum steps after the win. Then into town where we joined some people dancing in the streets. What an amazing day! Still grinning!
Ceri, Llanelli

Me and my brother managed to get tickets for the opener vs England and from that tense but immensely enjoyable day onwards it seemed that the Rugby gods were well and truly on our side. Watched the Ireland match in The Three Tuns in Sutton Coldfield which, for one long, sunny afternoon, was renamed Sutton-on-Taff!
Joel Allen, Birmingham

Lets keep things in perspective. When Wales beat a southern hemisphere country and a full strength England with JW in full flow, then we can ascend to cloud 9.
Michael, Cardiff

It has been difficult living in England and suffering the continual jibes about the Welsh coaching manual being one page only; now the natural order of things has been restored - thank you for such a wonderful display of rugby
Lawrence Toye, Newcastle England

Very lucky to get a ticket at the last moment - well waiting for, the atmosphere was tremendous - well done Wales
Sarah, London

Being from sunny Porthcawl and having played and lived rugby from either Wales or Canada I was invited to go out of town with my Fiancée. I did, of course, but only after confirming that the back-of-beyond town where we were headed was showing the game. It was a small town on the border between Canada and the US. Well done boys, next stop the World Cup
Steve Power, Toronto Canada

Fantastic game, was at the City Hall although didn't see much of the game for everyone else's heads! Fantastic atmosphere though. Can't wait until we win the World Cup!!
Mike, Rhondda

Oh my! I really wish I was welsh!!! Saturday was perfect from early morning till late night. It was amazing. You welsh are GREAT! And I really enjoyed the game outside city hall. I must admit that I have never seen so many people so happy at the same time and it was great. I haven't been so happy in a looooooooong time! Anyway CONGRATULATIONS WALES! I LOVE YOU!
Sunshine, Cardiff ( from Norway)

What a day! left the house at nine and managed to get into town by 1pm. It was all worth the hassle. City hall was mad. Still feeling really emotional, especially after reading other peoples messages. Well done boys! Bring on the world cup!!!!!!!!!!!
k8, Caerphilly, Wales

Well done Wales! Listened to the game on BBC website - sadly, no TV coverage in Canada. I left Wales in 1978 when we seemed to rule the rugby world. Another Grand Slam has taken longer than I would ever have imagined but, last Saturday, I never felt so proud to be Welsh.
Chris, Ontario
Watching the match outside city hall was amazing. It's definitely something to tell the grandchildren. We need a bus parade to go all around Wales to celebrate our success.
Rhodri, Cardiff, WALES

Wales have done the six nations, They grand slammed the lot of us, They seemed to drive Ferraris, When we all took the bus! Well Done Wales.
Alan, Leigh on Sea, England

I watched it in an Aussie bar in Glasgow surrounded by Southern Hemisphere-types all rooting for Wales. I was the only one singing 'Bread of heaven' though!! What a day to be Welsh!
Alexis Allen, Glasgow

I watched the match in Dewi's in town went in at eleven so we could get a good spot and not queue! Had a fab day, best day ever. It was a very emotional, when the final whistle blew that was it, we have won, they have done us proud. WELL DONE
Kelly, Llantwit Major, Cardiff

I've lived in Wales for 7 years now and felt so proud of our team on Saturday. My father, who still lives in England, feels quiet bemused as to why I feel so patriotic, but Wales is now my home and my life! I'll also add that we celebrated well in to Sunday morning. Good on you boys!
Ross, Cardiff

I was in Dublin with a group of 14 friends to watch Wales beat Ireland. Dublin town centre was full of red shirts. In fact the party went on for so long some fans missed their ferry home.
Dean Swindell, Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Had to be done... got on a flight up to Hong Kong to watch the game with the Chinese end of the Taffia! Then spent the day at the Sevens - watching England getting stuffed again!
Tim Lee, Singapore (ex Cardiff)

I was in the famous 3 kings pub in West London with about 500 fellow passionate welsh fans. What a day .. What a night .. we sang Delilah well into Sunday morning!!!
Barry Jones, London

Well done Wales! Listened to the game on BBC website - sadly, no TV coverage in Canada. I left Wales in 1978 when we seemed to rule the rugby world. Another Grand Slam has taken longer than I would ever have imagined but, last Saturday, I never felt so proud to be Welsh.
Chris, London, Ontario, Canada

Ok, so we won. Let's put the whole event into perspective. It's only a game, and not a religion or politics for that matter. Today Rhodri Morgan writes about it for the Guardian. Hasn't he got more important issues to be spending the weekend pondering about? Personally, I didn't watch the game or go to the pub to celebrate. Am I the only Welshman who couldn't give a monkey's? Everyone's a patriot when there's funny shaped ball thrown around.
Jon, Aberystwyth

My husband and I had booked tickets to see Bryn Terfel in Die Walkure in Covent Garden months ago. When we saw the clash of dates and times we were in a quandary. We watched the first half of the match in the Rising Sun in Long Acre. I made my way across the road to the Opera House at half time, but there were lots of people (including my husband) who stayed in the pub, clutching their opera tickets, and missed the first act entirely. After a magnificent performance Bryn came out for his second curtain call with the Welsh Dragon pinned to his back. It nearly brought the house down!
Sue, Pontardawe

I was one of the lucky ones to get a ticket and it's a day I will never forget! From the spine tingling anthem to the nail biting finish it was just a class act. The dragon is breathing fire again and it's hotter and more powerful than ever! I never thought I could be prouder to be Welsh...I was proved wrong on Saturday. Well done the boys!
Sara, Cardiff

I am a fanatical fan as was my father, but he recently passed away. So every day before each game I put daffodils on his grave and look what happened we won the Grand Slam. I new we'd do it as both he and I saw the last Grand Slam. Well done boys, Mike Ruddock deserves a knighthood.
Wynford Worner, Chepstow

Amongst the Welsh Youths Sailing squad having come in for an early bath to watch the game at Pwllheli sailing club.
Edwyn, Caernarfon

I spent the match quietly praying at home alone. I needn't have been watching TV because I could hear the roar from many pubs around when Wales scored. Well done guys, we deserve it!
Mandi, Cardiff, Wales

Having got tickets last minute I was happy, drunk, and in Cardiff - soaking up a wonderful atmosphere!
Kelly, Newport

My husband had laid down a special (expensive) bottle of wine for when we pay of our mortgage. We will now have to take out loan to pay for a new bottle as this was used to toast the team
Marlene Alderman, Brecon Powys

Watched the match on Third Avenue in an Irish run bar in New York. Had a bet with the manager...and lots of free beer my way. Only thing missing was a good male voice choir. Look forward to next year when we win again! Keep that beer flowing!
Rob Morgan, New York

Having been to the Scotland game I decided I had to be in Cardiff the following weekend, my brother and I joined the crowd outside the City Hall. An amazing experience that I will never forget.
Gwydion Ball, Edinburgh, Scotland

Watched the game in an electrically-charged Cardiff pub. After that continued to drink Cardiff dry. Am now back in work in Bristol, antagonising the people whose team finished fourth.Ryan Hopkins, Neath, West Glam

Unfortunately, the game wasn't covered on TV here so it was the BBC website that kept me hooked. After the win, well...things get a bit blurred but I know that Sunday was written off with the world's biggest hangover. A great weekend all round, I think.
Brian, Vancouver, Canada

As an Englishman I celebrated with a smile. Well done Wales, you have waited for a long time, I am pleased for you.
Ian, England

I thought the Wales game was fantastic.
Catherine, Conwy

It was a very emotional day for me on Saturday, it was the seventh anniversary of my dad's death, he was a rugby fanatic who passed his love of the game onto myself and my brother, who also died a few years back. I went to the cemetery in the morning and placed a Welsh flag on their grave and prayed to the Gods for Wales to win. I then went home to watch the game with my partner and five-year-old daughter who also loves rugby and cried from beginning to end, with nerves and excitement. I am pregnant with my second so could not go to the pub, so boys you have to do it again next year so that I can celebrate. Cymru am byth!!
Nicky, Rhondda, Wales

I watched the game outside the City hall (well I wasn't staying in England for it!) and the atmosphere was amazing! Even convinced my Aussie boyfriend to wear a Welsh shirt!
Mandy, London (from Cardiff)

I watched the match in Dublin with my missus, a smattering of Welsh guys and a lot of Irish guys. I've a fair bit of Irish blood in me, but was over the moon to see Wales win the GS as they have played the best rugby of the championship. I'd arrived (like many) on St. Pats day and I think we all drunk the Guinness brewery dry after the rugby.
Kris, Barry, South Wales

I watched the game at home with my mummy, nanny, granddad and Auntie Leanne its my first Six Nations as I'm only 8 months old. It was a fantastic match and I wore my welsh shirt all day!
Sion Campbell Davies, Abermagwr
I was lucky enough to get two tickets. My husband, a very gracious Englishman, handed his ticket to my brother and we both set off for the stadium while he and a mate watched in a Cardiff bar. What a fantastic day.
Louise, Bristol (formally Llanelli)

I watched the game with my Welsh brethren in Oxford. When we won we all shaved our legs, spiked our hair, slapped on the fake tan and did a Gavin Henson pub crawl! It was brilliant - we sang Bread of Heaven in every pub we went to. What a glorious day!
Rich Davies, Oxford

I watched it in an Aussie bar in Glasgow surrounded by Southern Hemisphere types all rooting for Wales. I was the only one singing 'Bread of Heaven' though. What a day to be Welsh!
Alexis Allen, Glasgow

I went down to the Three Kings too, shortly to be renamed: Shanklin, Peel and McBryde!!
Pete, London

I watched the match with my workmates at the Glamorgan Wanderers Rugby club. I wept with both relief and joy after the match as I too have been waiting 27 years (I was 11 in '78). I seem to have spent the rest of my weekend talking to any one who will listen about the splendour that is the Welsh Grand Slam team. Well done Wales!
Sara Williams, Cardiff

I watched the game at home with my mummy, nanny, granddad and Auntie Leanne its my first Six Nations as I'm only 8 months old. It was a fantastic match and I wore my welsh shirt all day!
Sion Campbell Davies, Abermagwr, Aberystwyth

Well I had faith in the beginning, 10 to 1 from an English bookie
Ed, England

Was sat outside City Hall with all my fellow Welshmen, having a great time sat in front of the Big Screen!
Nigel Pratt, Abergavenny

Watched the game at a pub in Toronto - for once the number of Welsh (and supporters) out numbered the Irish. Very unusual! We even had some Scots and English along for the ride. The only thing missing was a few rounds of Sospan Fach and Calon Lan.
, London and Ontario, Canada

Unfortunately no tickets watched the game at home with my sons, have not stopped reading about "The Win" yet a truly fantastic achievement along with the under21s. Well done everyone I'm so very proud to be Welsh
Chris, Mountain Ash

As an Englishman who suffered three years of embarrassment as a student in Cardiff from 1977-80, I just want to add my voice to the many in congratulations of a wonderful Welsh Grand Slam. Wales needed this and world rugby needs a strong exciting Welsh side. The impact of this on so many aspects of Welsh life and pride can't be overestimated. Well done to you all - the players, coaches and supporters.
andrew james, London England




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