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Schoolboy captain rubs shoulders with Wales ace

March 2nd, 2020
George meets Wales star, George North, at The Blake Theatre.

The captain of rugby at Monmouth School for Boys has rubbed shoulders with one of his sporting heroes.

George, who skippers the 1st XV at school, was thrilled to meet Wales and British and Irish Lions star, George North, at The Blake Theatre.

The experienced wing, 27, took a blow to the head in a collision with Gael Fickou during the early stages of Wales’ thrilling defeat to France at the Principality Stadium.

However, Mr North, who has scored 40 tries in 94 Tests for Wales, is hoping to be passed fit for Wales’ Six Nations showdown with England at Twickenham this Saturday (4.45pm kick-off).

Mr North told the packed audience in Monmouth that he has no plans to retire from rugby and has a driving ambition to reach at least 100 Test caps for Wales.

Seventeen-year-old George, a boarder in Buchanan, also met ex-Wales and British and Irish Lions captain, Sam Warburton, when he came to Monmouth.

And the teenager has enjoyed listening to talks from the Wales rugby players who have visited The Blake Theatre over the past year in events organised by Aitch and Aitch Bee.

Mr North showed incredible generosity to raise funds for Lydney Rugby Club, which had been struck by Storm Dennis.

He auctioned personal items of memorabilia and a mystery bag of kit to raise £2,150 towards the cost of repairs to Lydney’s clubhouse.

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