George North should never have been allowed to play schoolboy rugby
A follower has sent in this virtually unseen footage of George North in his school days and it’s unbelievable.
The footage comes from Llandovery College’s 1st team video for the 2009-10 season.
It’s fair to say – George North more than stood out.
The Wales winger was 17 in this video – just a few months before he made his full debut for his country against the Springboks where he scored two tries.
This footage features games against Ellesmere College, Monmouth School and Colston’s.
The British and Irish Lions star was clearly head and shoulders above the rest as a teenager – in every sense of the word!
We see as he puts in thumping tackles and scores long-range solo tries in some devastating performances for Llandovery.
Watch this outstanding video below
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Gloucester sign giant prop Logovi’i Mulipola
Gloucester Rugby have confirmed the signing of giant prop-forward, Logovi’i Mulipola who joins the Cherry and Whites on a short-term deal. The Samoan international has been capped 31 times by his country and has the ability to play on both sides of the scrum.
The 6’4, 128kg Samoan will come to Kingsholm with significant experience, with over 100 Premiership appearances under his belt. Mulipola will link up with his new teammates with immediate effect, as training intensifies ahead of the restart in August.
Head Coach, George Skivington was happy to be able to welcome Mulipola into the ranks: “It’s great to have a player of Logovi’i’s stature joining us.
“Logovi’i is a knowledgeable player who can play a key part in the remainder of our season. He comes with a wealth of experience, he’s strong ball carrier and a solid scrummager so I know he’ll come in and hit the ground running.”
Making over 100 Premiership appearances and a further 22 in the European Champions Cup during his six and a half seasons at Leicester, Mulipola won the Anglo-Welsh Cup in first year in the East Midlands in 2012, playing in the Aviva Premiership final that year and going on to win the Premiership title the following season.