Wonderful Wales embarrass England

Wales are the Six Nations champions after crushing England 30-3 in England.

Leigh Halfpenny’s unerring boot built a commanding lead and then the Welsh pack took control and the loose forwards, as a unit and individuals, destroyed England at the breakdown.

Flanker Justin Tipuric was named man of the match and Sam Warburton showed his 2011 World Cup form.

The collisions were ferocious and Wales were colossal.

Wales, two months ago, lost the tournament opener to Ireland and trailed 30-3 after 35 minutes in that game. The final 30 minutes on Saturday completed a remarkable comeback and the disaster of Ireland will be forgotten in light of the delight of today.

The intensity was befitting a World Cup final, as was the quality of the match.

Alex Cuthbert scored two tries but to a man Wales were inspirational.