North is giving wings to its 100 today Wales cap against England in the Six Nations He was destined for big things when he played a competitive pro rugby match for the Scarlets for the first time in 2010

Back then, when Bill Shankly signed a giant center-back named Ron Yeats for Liverpool football club, he invited the gentlemen of the press to take a look at the club’s new acquisition up close

There are no reports of the Scarlet doing the same thing when they revealed George North as a player, but he was an 18-year-old wing who was 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighed 16 pounds that were no ordinary dimensions for a wide one Man

He made his league debut on 4 September 2010 in Italy against Benetton Treviso The new boy scored two attempts in a 34:28 defeat for the visitors

Who was on the Scarlets site for North’s first professional rugby game all those years ago?

This guy was a very good rugby player, solid and strong runner. Once settled in, he embraced the full-back position, playing 85 games for the Scarlets before injuring himself for Wales, which led him to graduate as a player when he was just 28 years old. It was a shame because he still had a lot to offer. He is currently training at Cross Keys and developing real estate

I heard about him but hadn’t seen him Then this big guy went to the Thomas Arms in Llanelli and I said to the guy that I was with “Who’s that?”

I couldn’t believe he could play behind the crowd, as big as he was. He was massive

He made his debut for us when he was 18 years and four months old in a friendly. Then a month later he played in the league against Benetton Treviso

I liked him as a player and as a person. He played for us 45 times and scored 14 tries

He memorably raced past Brian O’Driscoll in a 2014 game. Brian later said it was the moment he realized he wasn’t as fast as his younger self

Gareth is a Gwent boy who joined the Scarlet as a teenager and was good for us. He’s a sports agent these days

What can you say about this guy as a rugby player? If I picked a great Llanelli and Scarlets rugby XV, he would be in it An absolute wizard of a player His death was sublime In two spells he played 185 times for us and scored 37 tries Last I heard he was playing in Italy

Andy from North Wales was a fast wing who tried every third game for the Scarlets on average

The boys called him “Briefcase” because he was a smart guy who had a background in accounts

A nice boy and a good player who, out of 157 games, 1Scored 102 points for us Earned 50 caps for Wales Rhys went to Bath and will play for Cardiff Blues next season

An absolute gem of a guy – popular with everyone and a really good player

Iestyn played 214 games for us and proved to be steadfast, reliable, and always ready to go the extra mile

There has always been a lot of competition at Hooker at our club, but Emyr risked his body and did whatever was asked of him and a little more than that. He was a great club man who won internationals for Wales , but sustained a number of long-term injuries. He played 152 times for the Scarlets and is now part of the academy coaching buildup

He was mobile and worked hard for a while there was talk of Deacon playing for Wales, but in the end he represented Fiji and skipped them

Played 109 times in Scarlet’s shirt Now has a medical sales role for a German company

Here’s someone who should have played a lot more caps than he has won over the years

But I’m glad he made his time with the blues a success because he’s a great guy

A firefighter who spelled his name differently but there was no doubt what he brought with him as a player He was a good OpenSide who never let us down. Represented the Scarlet 119 times

Proved a great servant over 135 games as a ball game rower who also wore the armband

To the best of my knowledge, he’s interested in a café in Llanelli and now also works in the furniture business

George North

World News – UK – George North’s teammates in his first professional rugby game 11 years ago