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RBS 6 Nations: 11 Grand Slams

Grand Slam 1976

The opening match against England will always be remembered for the incredible performance of Welsh legend JPR Williams. With blood dripping from a cheek wound that later needed seven stitches, Williams crashed over for two tries in the 21-9 victory at Twickenham.

Fly half Phil Bennett scored thirteen points in the 28-6 victory over Scotland at the Arms Park, becoming the highest Test points-scorer in Welsh rugby history with 92. In the same match, Edwards scored a Welsh record-equalling seventeenth Test try.

None of the Welsh players in the starting line-up had ever won at Lansdowne Road, but a storming second half gave them a 34-9 win after leading only 10-9 at the break. Gerald Davies scored two tries and Bennett bagged 18 points.

France out-scored Wales two tries to one, but the boots of Phil Bennett (two goals), Steve Fenwick (two) and Allan Martin (one) gave them a Grand Slam-winning 19-13 victory. The France match was Captain Mervyn Davies's last Test for Wales. Three weeks later, he collapsed with a brain haemorrhage during the WRU Challenge Cup semi-final between Swansea and Pontypool.

As in 1971, Wales called on only sixteen players in the four matches of the Championship, and a seventh Grand Slam was secure.

Captain: TM Davies

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11 Grand Slams

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Wales have notched up 11 Grand Slams during their involvement in the International Championship, here we recount each one and also look at Wales's other tournament achievements
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