**After bursting onto the scene as an 18-year-old in 2010, George North has been a household name.**\n\nStarting out at the Scarlets before experiencing a Premiership journey with Northampton Saints, North returned to the Guinness PRO14 in 2018 when he signed for the Ospreys.\t\n\nHe’s also dazzled for Wales, going to three World Cups and two tours with the British & Irish Lions.\n\nThere is much to know about George North, but here are five facts you may have missed or forgotten about during his illustrious career. \n\n**English-born Welshman**\n\nDespite being a Welsh star, North was actually born in Kings Lynn to an English father and a Welsh mother. As a result, he was eligible to play for both international sides. \n\nHowever, the move to his mother’s hometown of Anglesey proved decisive. He was educated at bilingual schools Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern and Llandovery College, becoming fluent in Welsh.\n\nGrowing up, he played as a junior for Llangefni, Pwllheli, Rhyl and Gogledd Cymru under-16s and it is rumoured his mother has a sign in her kitchen which states “I support Wales and anyone playing England.” \n\nSo, although North has English blood it seems there was never going to be a possibility he would wear a white international jersey.