George North will make history by becoming the youngest player in history to win 100 caps for his country when Wales welcome England to Cardiff today.
The boy who was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk but moved to his mother’s homeland of Wales at the age of two will bring up the milestone in Round 3 of the Guinness Six Nations against the country of his birth.
North burst on to the scene as an 18-year-old when he scored two tries on debut against South Africa back in 2010 and has become a Wales great, winning two Grand Slams and an additional Championship title.
At age 28, he’ll become a centurion for his country – breaking the record held by Australia’s Michael Hooper by four weeks – and social media have been saluting the game-breaking back.
We kick things off with the Welsh Rugby Union, who posted a video called ‘George North: Reaching a Century’ where the winger-turned-centre talks about the people and places that helped him make it to 100 caps.
We also put together a compilation of all his Guinness Six Nations tries to enjoy
Former Wales and British & Irish Lions teammate Jamie Roberts hailed North as the finest athletic specimen he played alongside
Another teammate who was alongside North on his Wales debut against the Springboks, Tom Shanklin, has taken the opportunity to jokingly ask for some credit for the centurion’s rise to stardom…
North’s ex-captain Sam Warburton shared a snap of the duo enjoying their time on the pitch together
Wales legend and current BBC pundit Jonathan Davies is impressed by both the milestone and how youthful North still looks
His country may be facing North and Wales today but ex-England captain Will Carling saluted the achievement
People from outside the world of rugby have also lined up to offer their congratulations, including TV presenter Gethin Jones
Tour de France and Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Geraint Thomas had a message for North courtesy of BBC Sport Wales
One of the sweetest messages came from his father-in-law Dai James, who reminded everyone that George’s off-field achievements are just as impressive as those on the pitch
Wales legend Scott Quinnell admits the accomplishment is making him feel his age…
Game recognises game. One of the few finishers as potent as North in world rugby, Springbok icon Bryan Habana, chipped in with his thoughts
Meanwhile, former Ireland winger and another fellow Lion, Tommy Bowe, is impressed by the Welshman’s try record