By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline
Published: 18:59 GMT, 18 March 2019 | Updated: 19:02 GMT, 18 March 2019
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
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
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
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