sport news Wales Six Nations heroes receive a champion's welcome in Cardiff

Wales Six Nations heroes receive a champion's welcome upon return to Cardiff following Grand Slam heroics Wales are still revelling in the glory of becoming 2019 Six Nations champions  The Welsh put in sublime performances and pulled off an incredible Grand Slam  Hundreds of fans flocked the streets in Cardiff to put on a heroes' welcome  It was the first time in seven years Wales had laid claim to the Grand Slam 

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 18:59 GMT, 18 March 2019 | Updated: 19:02 GMT, 18 March 2019

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Wales' Six Nations title and Grand Slam-winning squad received a heroes' welcome at a reception hosted by the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh Government on Monday.

Head coach Warren Gatland, captain Alun Wyn Jones and the players were greeted by about 500 fans on the Senedd steps in Cardiff Bay.

It came just 48 hours after Wales claimed their first Grand Slam for seven years and first Six Nations title since 2013 by beating Ireland 25-7 in Cardiff.

Wales' Alun Wyn Jones (centre) arrives with the trophy during the celebrations

Wales' Alun Wyn Jones (centre) arrives with the trophy during the celebrations

Wyn Jones and coach Warren Gatland were joined by First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford

Wyn Jones and coach Warren Gatland were joined by First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford

The trio posed for pictures with the gleaming silverware outside the Assembly building

The trio posed for pictures with the gleaming silverware outside the Assembly building 

Fancy dress costumes were brought out, as they players were welcomed back in the capital

Fancy dress costumes were brought out, as they players were welcomed back in the capital

Flags were raised as the patriotic scenes soon whipped up momentum on Cardiff bay

Flags were raised as the patriotic scenes soon whipped up momentum on Cardiff bay

First Minster Mark Drakeford AM welcomed the squad, and he said: 'This is yet another incredible achievement by the team backed, of course, by the great support of Welsh fans.

Asked about the fans' support, skipper Jones said: 'The England game displayed that.

'It's easy to say that it's England and it would always be

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