Wales were crowned Grand Slam champions for the second time in four seasons as the records tumbled on an historic evening at the Millennium Stadium.
Shane Williams once again provided the decisive moment with the try that put Wales on course for their 10th Grand Slam, 100 years and a day after their first ever clean sweep.
Williams’ 41st Test try broke the Welsh international record and sent Cardiff into a frenzy of excitement as the misery of last year’s World Cup was finally forgotten.
The victory over France – and the championship triumph as a whole – was built on an extraordinary, heroic defensive display.
Wales kept their try-line intact once again and only conceded twice during the tournament, breaking the previous record set by England’s World Cup winners in 2002 and 2003.