Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 April 2014

Tipuric: It's a dream

Justin Tipuric produced a man-of-the-match display against England

Wales flanker Justin Tipuric felt he was dreaming after they retained the RBS 6 Nations title with a 30-3 defeat of England at the Millennium Stadium.

Wales' biggest-ever Six Nations win over England was just reward for an attacking display, underlined by two tries from Alex Cuthbert, and man-of-the-match Tipuric felt teamwork was at the heart of the win.

"It is a bit unreal really, it is a dream to be honest," he told BBC Sport. "We played so well in front of a great crowd and our boys were outstanding and worked so hard for each other."

He added: "We know what we can do and we have been ready since Monday, and to turn up Saturday and with such a great performance...we are chuffed to bits."

Success in the competition seemed to be a pipe dream for Wales after a horrendous start to their opening fixture against Ireland.

But Tipuric believes the sluggish start, and resulting criticism, spurred the team on to their title defence.

"We had a lot of bad media but I think it gave us a bit of a kick up the backside," he added.

"We kept tight and we just worked so hard in training."