The curtain came down on the 2008 Six Nations on Saturday, with Wales earning a thoroughly deserved Grand Slam victory over France.
Personally, I gave them little or no chance before the competition began, and for that I apologise. The way Warren Gatland and his coaches have forged a strong team spirit, solidifying their defence whilst maintaining their creative attacking instincts is remarkable.
Wales aside, the standard of rugby was fairly disappointing. At times, England looked like the worst team of all, yet somehow finished second. Ireland showed glimpses of their former selves, but were generally useless. Scotland appeared to be going backwards under Frank Hadden, but still managed to offload the wooden spoon to Italy, whilst France looked sublime at times, but like schoolchildren at others.
We’ll be reviewing all the action this week on The Rugby Blog, as well as revealing the winners of the Six Nations Betting League.
In the meantime, please share your reactions to the final round, and your reflections on the competition as a whole.