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Last Updated: Saturday, 19 March 2005, 14:30 GMT
Wales v Ireland photos

A happy Welsh fan arrives at the Millennium Stadium

Excited Welsh fans arrive early at a sunny Millennium Stadium to watch what they hope will be an historic victory

Ryan Jones looks for an early breakthrough

In the early stages, flanker Ryan Jones looks to take the ball forward for Wales but finds Peter Stringer blocking his path

Gethin Jenkins pounces to score the opening try

The first try comes in the 16th minute when Gethin Jenkins blocks a Ronan O'Gara clearance and dribbles in to score

Tom Shanklin bursts through for Wales

Shortly before the interval, Tom Shanklin breaks the Ireland line but a knock-on sees the attack end on the visitors' 22

Gavin Henson tackles Brian O'Driscoll

Gavin Henson grapples with Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll as the centre tries to conjure something for the travelling fans

Fly-half Stephen Jones

Fly-half Stephen Jones adds to his personal points tally as a number of penalties and conversions sail between the posts

Dwayne Peel attempts to fend off John Hayes

Scrum-half Dwayne Peel looks lively throughout and does his chances of getting a place on the Lions tour no harm

Kevin Morgan completes a good move by Tom Shanklin

With the score mounting, Ireland's hopes appear to be snuffed out when Kevin Morgan goes over in the 58th minute

Wales players celebrate a memorable victory that brings them their first Grand Slam since 1978

Two Irish tries in the last 15 minutes make things tense but Wales hold out for a 32-20 win and the Grand Slam

Wales players shower their captain with champagne

Injured captain Gareth Thomas and his replacement Michael Owen lift the Six Nations trophy as ecstatic celebrations begin





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