Youthful Wales will only get better, says Cuthbert

WALES starlet Alex Cuthbert believes their third Grand Slam success in eight years is just the start of an era of success for Warren Gatland’s men.

Cuthbert scored a try in Saturday’s 16-9 victory over France at the Millennium Stadium, which completed a Six Nations clean sweep for the World Cup semi-finalists.

And the 21-year-old wing, one of seven players aged 24 or under in the Wales starting XV, is predicting that a youthful set-up will blossom into an all-conquering team.

“We’ve got the likes of myself at 21 and George North, only 19,” said Cuthbert, who has scored three tries in his first six Tests.

“We’ve still got a lot to develop as a team and as the years go by we can only get better. I am looking forward to the future. With the young players we’ve got the future is going to be awesome.”

Cuthbert has enjoyed a meteoric rise, having only taken up the game five years ago. He added: “Two months ago I was just expecting to be training with the Blues in the senior squad, let alone scoring a try in the Grand Slam game.”