20 Feb 2013

Try-scorer's dad invades pitch

11:41 am on 20 February 2013

Welsh rugby's strongman George North is still coming to terms with the realisation that the pitch invader racing across the ground to celebrate his match-winning Six Nations try against France at the weekend was his father.

20-year-old North said it was a bit of a surprise when one of his teammates said: `was that your old man?'.

The 54-year-old John North was tackled by Stade de France officials, and North junior says his mother Jan has promised she will prevent any repeat performance by her husband when they travel to Rome this weekend to watch Wales take on Italy.