Martyn Williams lead a second half comeback to help Wales defeat France 24-18 at the Stade de France on this day in rugby history in 2005. The win was their first Six Nations Grand Slam title since 1978.
The team was the first to win the Grand Slam while playing more games on the road.
"After going two tries down in 12 minutes we had to show character," said the national team coach Mike Ruddock. "I didn't have to tell them anything at half-time because those players have stared down the barrel of a gun before.”
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“They decided they didn't want to do that again and came out fighting. It was a great team effort and we showed great character to come back."
France was handily in control at the break with a 15-6 advantage and the momentum from having the deserved advantage.
But Williams put in two tries in the opening minutes of the second period and Wales was on their way.
"It's just a special moment. Two years ago we didn't win a single game in the Six Nations. But we're a very happy camp now," Stephen Jones said. "We worked hard as a squad and I'm a proud Welshman. We've got hard matches to come, so we're just happy with the start."
France: J Laharrague; A Rougerie, Y Jauzion, D Traille, C Dominici; Y Delaigue, D Yachvili; S Marconnet, S Bruno, N Mas; F Pelous (capt), J Thion; S Betsen, Y Nyanga, J Bonnaire (Bourgoin).
Replacements: W Servat, O Milloud, G Lamboley, I Harinordoquy, P Mignoni, F Michalak, J-P Grandclaude.
Wales: G Thomas (capt); K Morgan, T Shanklin, G Henson, S Williams; S Jones, D Peel; G Jenkins, M Davies, A Jones; B Cockbain, R Sidoli; R Jones, M Williams, M Owen.
Replacements: R McBryde, J Yapp, J Thomas, R Sowden-Taylor, G Cooper, C Sweeney, R Williams.
1977 - Shane Williams, Welsh International Rugby Player