It was Grand Slam glory for Wales on the weekend, with the Magnificent Seven all in action for their country.
Led by captain Alun Wyn Jones, who made his own piece of history by equalling Gethin Jenkins’ all-time cap record, Wales soared to their 14th win on the bounce on Saturday afternoon.
Picking up five wins from five in this year’s Six Nations, Wales were crowned deserved winners of the Triple Crown and Grand Slam to end a six year wait for the title whilst sending out a statement of intent during a Rugby World Cup year.
George North finished third in the turnovers won list and moves to fourth in the all-time try-scorer list the Six Nations on 19 tries, just behind Shane Williams in third. Up front Ospreys skipper Justin Tipuric sits in sixth place for the most lineouts won on 12 and Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones comes in at fifth overall for the most tackles, notching up an impressive 71 throughout the tournament.
Kicking off the tournament back in February, Ospreys wing George North helped steer the men in red to a victory over France, scoring two tries in the second half after trailing 16-0 at half-time.
For round two, Warren Gatland’s men travelled to Rome to face Italy. A first ever Welsh try for Ospreys centre Owen Watkin saw Wales equal their 11-win record as they made it two from two on the road.
The mid-way point of the tournament saw Wales play their first home game where they welcomed the old enemy England to the Principality Stadium. After a gruelling encounter with Eddie Jones’s men, the home side came out on top, securing the 21-13 win to go top of the Six Nations table at the halfway mark.
Travelling to the Scottish capital for round four, Wales looked to continue their winning streak with The Magnificent Seven all named in the side to face Scotland. He never tasted defeat in a Welsh jersey, and Adam Beard’s luck continued, after a huge defensive effort from the pack against the Scots saw Wales dig in deep to pull out the 18-11 win.
For the final round, the Magnificent seven Ospreys were called on again, and a flawless performance from Wales saw them crush Ireland 25-7 and secured the home side the Grand Slam and Six Nations trophy for 2019.
Here’s how the stats for the Magnificent Seven add up throughout the 2019 Guinness Six Nations -
Minutes played – 1507
Tries – 3
Points – 15
Metres gained – 261
Carries – 109
Defenders beaten – 18
Gain line success – 33
Passes made – 167
Tackles made – 231
Turnovers won – 13
Successful lineout wins – 19
Catch #TheMagnificentSeven this weekend when we face the Dragons in our final home game of the season this Saturday (23rd March) at the Liberty Stadium, K.O 3pm. Tickets are available now at ospreysrugby.com/buytickets