BBC news Wales, 19 mars 2012
Wales captain Sam Warbuton was re-presented with the Six Nations trophy by First Minister Carwyn Jones
Thousands of fans have celebrated Wales’ Grand Slam success at a victory event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay. First Minister Carwyn Jones formally re-presented the Six Nations trophy to Wales captain Sam Warburton in front of ecstatic supporters. The country has been celebrating since the final whistle blew after Saturday’s win over France.Wales won their third Six Nations Grand Slam in eight seasons, securing their place in Welsh rugby history.
« What we have here is a great team, a great captain, a great coach and a great credit to Wales, » Mr Jones said.
Warburton said the fans had « spurred » the team on throughout the campaign.
Fireworks and ticker tape were let off after the presentation, and the ceremony ended with the Welsh national anthem before official photos were taken.
Wales coach Warren Gatland said: « I was warned about the confetti and I got such a shock when it went off. Even the players at the back were laughing.
« It’s humbling to come out and realise the game means a lot to a lot of people. »
The Welsh Rugby Union says 8,000 supporters, many wearing their Wales shirts and waving flags, were at the event, and those who arrived early were treated to singers and choirs.