North set to break Test record

Date published: February 24 2015

Should he take the field as expected after being named to face France, Wales wing George North will break a significant Test match record.

North is set to become the youngest ever player to win 50 Test caps in Paris this weekend.

The 22-year-old has played in 49 Tests so far, 46 for Wales and three for the British and Irish Lions in Australia in 2013.

North has become a global superstar since making his debut in 2010 against South Africa, scoring 21 tries to date in internationals.

The record was previously held by former Australia back Joe Roff, who reached 50 caps aged 24 years and 40 days at the 1999 Rugby World Cup.