Wales captain Gethin Jenkins: 'Beating England to win Six Nations title was best day of my career'
WALES captain Gethin Jenkins has described the 30-3 mauling of England to retain their Six Nations title as the highlight of his career, surpassing the three Grand Slams he has previously won.
Two Alex Cuthbert tries helped Wales record their biggest ever victory over England, destroying the hosts' hopes of claiming a first Grand Slam since 2003 in the process.
And Jenkins, who played a part in Wales's clean sweeps of 2005, 2008 and 2012, believes the Millennium Stadium demolition of England topped all his other achievements.
"To lift that trophy, personally, that's the best experience I've ever had," said the loose-head prop.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
"I'm just glad the boys managed to see it home and get that victory. No-one would have thought we could have done it after that first game, but we stuck tight."
Winning the title capped a staggering turnaround in fortunes for Wales, who recovered from a 30-22 opening defeat to Ireland to win successive away games in France, Italy and Scotland before clinching the title against England.
"Those three games away from home built a lot of team spirit, so we were delighted to finish it off," Jenkins added.
"I thought there was more pressure on us than there had been for a Grand Slam game.
"In a Grand Slam game, momentum is built up and the atmosphere is built up, so everyone expects us to win.
"But today I think a lot of people will have written us off because of the form England had been in. To get that win and stop England winning the Grand Slam, the boys are ecstatic."