Three Grand Slams in eight years is the sort of statistic usually associated with the phrase "Golden Age", but it has not felt like that for Wales.
Three Grand Slams in eight years is the sort of statistic usually associated with the phrase \"Golden Age\", but it has not felt like that for Wales.
Wales celebrate being Grand Slam champions after beating France last year Photograph: Getty
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Golden Ages are admittedly more easily perceived in retrospect than at the time, but Welsh fans of the 1970s and the predecessors of the first decade of the 20th century knew they were living through special times. "Strange" rather than "special" is the adjective called to mind by the last eight Six Nations seasons.
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