Wales celebrated becoming 2021 Guinness Six Nations champions as Wayne Pivac’s side got their hands on the trophy during a presentation at their training base.
Their second Championship success in three years was confirmed on Friday night, as Scotland beat France in Paris in their re-arranged Round 3 encounter.
Les Bleus denied Wales the Grand Slam on Super Saturday and could have won the title against Scotland, requiring a bonus-point victory and a winning margin of at least 21 points.
But they never really threatened to pull away from Scotland, who won the game at the death through Duhan van der Merwe’s try.
For Wales, this is their sixth Championship title in 16 years and their first under head coach Wayne Pivac in just his second campaign in charge.
They began the campaign with a 21-16 win against Ireland in Cardiff, before staging a brilliant comeback in Edinburgh a week later as they roared back from 17-3 down to beat Scotland 25-24 thanks to a sensational try from star winger Louis Rees-Zammit.
Perhaps their best performance came against England in Round 3, as Callum Sheedy came off the bench to kick three penalties in a 40-24 victory.
Italy were then soundly beaten in Rome, as Ken Owens scored two tries in a 48-7 Wales win, before Brice Dulin’s last-gasp try snatched victory for France in their epic Round 5 match in Paris.
Despite that defeat, Wales are still champions and head coach Pivac admits he is very proud of his side.
“It’s a really emotional rollercoaster, the last seven days really. We’ve put in by far our best performance against the French.
“To lose it in the last play was devastating. The boys really wanted that Grand Slam.
“So you have the lows of not achieving that and then not knowing whether you were good enough to win a Championship.
“It was just different and that’s what we’ve come to expect from this pandemic really.
“It was evident that we had to go and do something different and that was watch us win a Championship from our living room.”