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RBS 6 Nations: 11 Grand Slams

Grand Slam 1911

A late try to Cardiff forward Joe Pugsley saved Welsh blushes in the opening game against England at St Helen's. Wales struggled to a 12-11 lead and defended desperately before Pugsley powered his way over the line to secure the points.

Next up, Scotland held the visitors to Edinburgh to a 7-4 lead at half time, but Wales picked up several gears in the second spell to win comfortably. Winger Reggie Gibbs ran in a hat trick of tries in the 32-10 victory; a record score over the Scots.

France were struggling in the tournament, but held Wales to a 0-0 scoreline at half time at the Parc de Princes in Paris. The visitors, however, weren't about to fall at this hurdle and ran in three second-half tries in the rain to win 15-0. Wales skipper Trew handed the captaincy for the day to winger Johnnie Williams, who had never had the honour before, but did speak fluent French; an asset that would serve as a tactical advantage to Wales on the field that day.

Williams was killed in the Battle of the Somme in the First World War. Two 1909 Slam winners, Phil Waller and Dick Thomas, were also killed in France.

Once again, the Grand Slam came down to the Ireland game at the Arms Park. An hour before kick off, the gates were closed and mounted police tried to disperse the thousands of fans still trying to get in. On the field, the Welsh forwards produced their best performance of the season to carry the home side to a 16-0 victory.

Captains: WJ Trew (3), JL Williams (1)

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