North factfile

We review George North's career so far as he prepares to join Aviva Premiership side Northampton

Last Updated: 09/04/13 7:04pm

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George North: Will leave Welsh side the Scarlets to join Northampton next season

George North: Will leave Welsh side the Scarlets to join Northampton next season

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The speculation over George North's future has ended with the Scarlets wing signing a three-year contract with Northampton, who he will join at the end of the season.

Ahead of his switch to the Aviva Premiership side, we take a look back at the burgeoning career of the Wales star.

1992: Born April 13 in King's Lynn, England to a Welsh mother and English father.

1995: His family move to Anglesey in Wales.

2010: September - Scores two tries on his competitive debut for the Scarlets on the wing against Benetton Treviso at the start of the 2010-11 season.

October - Called up to Wales' 33-man squad for their Autumn international series, having made just six competitive appearances for his region.

November 11 - It was announced he would play against South Africa to become the third youngest player to earn a Wales cap.

November 13 - Impresses on his international debut with two tries against the Springboks, who beat Wales 29-25 at the Millennium Stadium. Aged 18 years and 214 days, he becomes the second youngest player ever to score a try for Wales.

2011: February/March - Misses most of the RBS 6 Nations due to injury.

September - Scores two tries against Namibia, making him the youngest ever try scorer at a Rugby World Cup competition.

Tops the statistics for most metres gained (509m) and defenders beaten (24) in the tournament.

2012: February - Becomes the youngest person in history to reach 10 international tries against Ireland in the Six Nations.

February/March - Plays all five matches in the Six Nations to help Wales to Grand Slam glory.

2013: February - Scores a crucial try as Wales defeat France to end a run of eight successive defeats and once again plays all five matches as Wales retain their Six Nations crown.

March - North's agent reveals the Scarlets and Northampton are in talks over a possible move for the Wales winger.

April - The Scarlets announce North will move to Northampton in the summer on a three-year deal. The Welsh region also reveal they have agreed to release North a year early from his contract to move to Franklin's Gardens.

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