2005 Grand Slam decider kicks off four more BBC Wales classics

Scott Gibbs celebrates
BBC Wales will also show Wales' thrilling 1999 Five Nations win over England at Wembley

Missing sport? Us too. To try to help fill the void, BBC Wales will show more classic matches over the coming weeks.

Four more games will be shown, starting with Wales v Ireland in the 2005 Six Nations on BBC One Wales at 13.15 BST on Saturday, 11 April.

All matches will be on iPlayer and the BBC Sport Wales website and app.

Wales v England in a stunning 1999 Five Nations encounter plus two football games - Wales v Italy 2002 and Wales v Brazil 1991 - will also be shown.

Live text commentary will also be offered on the BBC Sport Wales website.

BBC Wales head of commissioning Nick Andrews said: "We've raided the sport archives as part of a pan-BBC Wales effort to entertain the nation. These are the very best sporting moments from history on BBC One Wales and on BBC iPlayer.

"Fans young and old will come to these iconic sporting moments, games that create generation-defining memories, games that have fuelled the conversation around countless dinner tables across the nation and are about to do so once more."

Grand Slam delight

Back in 2005, Mike Ruddock's Wales team held their nerve to beat Ireland at home for the first time since 1983 and claim a first Grand Slam since 1978.

Two years previously they had failed to win a match in the Six Nations, but under Ruddock they flourished by reverting to the adventurous style of old.

There was also a rare try for Gethin Jenkins that afternoon, the prop charging down Ronan O'Gara's kick before falling on the ball over the line.

A shock at Wembley

It was a day England met Wales at Wembley when everything was topsy-turvy.

The sport was rugby not football; Wales, not England, were the home team while a new stadium was being built in Cardiff.

The game also turned expectation on its head when unfancied Wales thwarted England's Grand Slam hopes in the final Five Nations match of all time. And in one of the great climaxes.

Azzurri downed in Cardiff

Craig Bellamy sank Italy and sealed a famous Wales victory with a second-half winner at the Millennium Stadium back in 2002.

The Cardiff atmosphere was fervent and furious that night, with the crowd fired-up by musical performances from the Manic Street Preachers and Bryn Terfel.

Victory that night highlighted the Welsh resurgence under boss Mark Hughes, and sealed only a second ever win against Italy.

Saunders' strike beats Brazil

Wales beat brilliant Brazil for the one and only time in their history in a friendly back in 1991.

Having just beaten world champions Germany, which you can relive online, Dean Saunders' second-half goal inspired Terry Yorath's men to victory over the five-time World Cup winners.

The Brazilian team may have been in a transition period, but the South Americans went on to win the 1994 World Cup just three years later.

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