25 years of rugby glory at the Principality Stadium!

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The Principality Stadium, originally known as the Millennium Stadium, has been the heart of Welsh rugby since it opened its doors in 1999.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, let's take a trip down memory lane and relive the greatest Six Nations moments that have graced this iconic venue. From thrilling victories to heart-stopping finales, here are some of those unforgettable moments.

Grand Slam Glory, 2005

Wales clinched their first Grand Slam in 27 years with a thrilling 32-20 victory over Ireland. The atmosphere was electric as Wales showcased a spectacular brand of rugby, with a memorable try from Kevin Morgan sealing the win. This triumph marked the dawn of a new era in Welsh rugby.

Defensive Masterclass Against France, 2008

Wales' 29-12 victory over France in 2008 secured another Grand Slam, with a dominant defensive performance that saw them keep the French at bay. Shane Williams dazzled with two tries, solidifying his place as one of Wales' greatest wingers.

Ireland's Grand Slam Spoiler, 2009

In a nail-biting climax to the 2009 Six Nations, Ireland edged out Wales 17-15 to claim their first Grand Slam in 61 years. Ronan O'Gara's drop goal and a crucial last-minute penalty miss by Stephen Jones made this match one of the most dramatic finales in Six Nations history.

The Last-Minute Thriller Against Scotland, 2010

Wales pulled off a miraculous 31-24 victory against Scotland in 2010, scoring 17 points in the final six minutes. Shane Williams' last-gasp try and Stephen Jones' conversion sent the crowd into raptures, highlighting the never-say-die spirit of Welsh rugby.

Clinching the 2012 Grand Slam Against France

Wales secured the Grand Slam in Cardiff with a hard-fought 16-9 victory over France in 2012, with what will be remembered as a golden generation of players who were just coming into their own. The win was sealed by a decisive try from Alex Cuthbert, and Leigh Halfpenny’s reliable boot kept the scoreboard ticking. It was game that showcased this new generation's resilience on the grandest stage.

The Championship Decider Against England, 2013

Wales needed to beat England by seven points to win the Championship - and did so in style, crushing their rivals 30-3. This commanding performance, highlighted by two tries from Alex Cuthbert, not only secured the title but also ended England's Grand Slam hopes.

Wales' Defensive Stand Against Ireland, 2015

Wales' 23-16 victory over Ireland in 2015 was marked by an incredible defensive effort which ended Irish dreams of a Grand Slam. The home side made a staggering 250 tackles, with standout performances from Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones, underlining the impact of defensive guru Shaun Edwards.

The 2019 Grand Slam Triumph

Wales secured their most recent Grand Slam with a comprehensive 25-7 victory over Ireland. The Principality Stadium erupted as Warren Gatland’s side dominated from start to finish. A pivotal try by Hadleigh Parkes and the impeccable kicking of Gareth Anscombe ensured Wales' clean sweep. This Grand Slam was particularly special as it marked Gatland's third Grand Slam with Wales, solidifying his legacy as one of the greatest coaches in Welsh rugby history.