Gatland gives Wales try scorer Williams a reality check
Wales head coach Warren Gatland
brought matchwinner Scott Williams down to earth by telling him his
brilliant late try had simply made up for an earlier botched effort.
Williams, on for the injured Jamie Roberts, had messed up a chance to send Jonathan Davies or George North away to score.
History man: Wales coach Warren Gatland praises his team after they lift the Triple Crown
And Gatland said: 'I asked Scott afterwards if he felt his try had made up for his earlier effort. He should have passed, and if he had, it would have been a try. But he made amends by scoring himself later.
'It was great to see him ripping the ball out of Courtney Lawes' hands and going on to score because we spend time in training working on doing just that and it paid dividends. It was a great Test match and I said to the guys before that they had a chance in creating history by winning the Triple Crown.
On the run: Scott Williams of Wales breaks the tackle of Tom Croft to score
'England were at home and desperate, their defence was excellent and I think the occasion slightly got to some of the younger players.'
Gatland, now the hot favourite to be appointed the 2013 British and Irish Lions head coach after this result, reserved special praise for his captain Sam Warburton, who recovered from injury to produce a man-of-the-match display despite putting in no contact training all week.
'You need a genuine No 7 at Test match level because it is such a crucial role and that is what Sam is,' said Gatland.
Singled out: Sam Warburton (left) praised by Gatland
'When you consider how little training he has done in the past few weeks, he showed his quality and class here.'
Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards praised England's Owen Farrell – who he remembered as a small boy watching his father Andy training alongside Edwards when they were playing rugby league at Wigan.
'Owen played very well and obviously has a big career ahead of him,' said Edwards.
'He's just like his dad. He's mature beyond his years.'