WALES became the World Cup of Darts champions for the first time over the weekend as they beat bitter rivals England 3-0.

Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton combined to beat Michael Smith and Rob Cross in the doubles finals held in Salzburg, Austria.

The second seeds, who had previously lost two finals in 2010 and 2017, completed was what only the second-ever whitewash in a World Cup of Darts final.

England’s duo had survived a scare against Austria (Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez) in the quarter finals and beat Belgium (Kim Huybrechts and Dimitri Van den Bergh) 2-0 in the final four as they looked to become the first nation to win the event on five occasions.

But Wales’ pairing of Price and Clayton, who had seen off Germany (Gabriel Clements and Max Hopp) 2-0 in their semi-final, proved far too strong for Smith and Cross in the final.

World number three Price, who was one-half of the pairing which lost to the Netherlands in the 2017 World Cup of Darts final, recorded a 4-1 win over fourth-ranked Smith.

Clayton, ranked 16th in the world, beat Cross, who currently sits five places higher than him in the rankings, 4-2.

World Grand Prix winner Price finished a 64 checkout in the deciding leg with double top to seal the title.

It was a truly miraculous turnaround for this Welsh side, who had been beaten in the first round By Singapore just last year.

Taking to twitter after winning, Price said: ' To win a major is amazing but nothing will ever top the feeling of picking up this trophy, World Cup champions hasn't really sunk in yet.Very proud to be Welsh and honoured to win this with such a nice guy and a genuine friend. This means the world to me."