George North etched his name into Welsh rugby’s history books with his try against France on Super Saturday.
The 30-year-old’s routine finish under the posts opened the scoring at the Stade de France and took North to 23 Championship tries, the most by any Welshman in this competition.
North had been level with Shane Williams at the start of this year’s Guinness Six Nations and had not added to his tally before Round 5 but can now claim the record as his own.
This was among the simpler of the 23 scores for a player who has lined up on the wing and at outside centre in a red shirt, Rhys Webb’s pass taking two French defenders out the game and setting up North for a walk-in.
The Ospreys man now sits in outright third in the overall list of Championship try scorers, one behind Ian Smith and three adrift of Brian O’Driscoll, and has also equalled the record for the most away scores.
Four of those have been scored in Paris, the scene of his famous double when Wales pulled off a famous fightback to beat France 24-19 four years ago.
They were unable to match that result on this occasion, France running out 41-28 winners, but North helped set the visitors on their way to a second successive try bonus point and will look to make further inroads into the Guinness Six Nations record books in 2024.