The climax to the final day of the Six Nations was labelled 'Super Saturday' and for once it lived up to the hype - as 221 points were scored.
The frenzied finale to the Six Nations comes as a timely reminder to the Southern Hemisphere giants ahead of this year's World Cup.
REACTION: Wales coach Warren Gatland said his team will look ahead with confidence to this year's World Cup.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt admitted to being 'exhausted' after his team retained their Six Nations crown in dramatic style.
Wales pulled away from Italy in the second half to record an emphatic 61-20 Six Nations victory in Rome on Saturday.
Well-rested Wales will look to replicate their storming start against Ireland when they face Italy in Rome on Saturday.
NEWS: Four more players have committed their futures to Wales and the regions by signing National Dual Contracts.
NEWS: Italy captain Sergio Parisse remains a doubt for their Six Nations finale against Wales this Saturday.
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