Welsh rugby stars who hail from the North

 With the Rugby World Cup in full swing and Wales having enjoyed a fantastic win over England against all the odds on Saturday, we thought we’d take a look at which Welsh players over the years have been North Walians. But the rugby playing stocks aren’t that rich in this part of the world, with people generally preferring football, so we thought we’d cast the net a bit wider. George North Even his name says he’s from the North, which is why it’s probably not surprising that everyone knows George is an Anglesey boy. The prolific winger may have been born in 1992 in King’s Lynn but his mum is Welsh and he grew up at the family home on Anglesey. He went to Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern on the island before moving Llandovery College in West Wales and going on to play for the Scarlets and Wales. Robin McBryde Ex Wales hooker Robin McBryde is now the national side’s forwards coach. He was born in Bangor and was brought up and educated in Llanfechell on Anglesey. He first played rugby at Bangor RFC before moving to South Wales in search of a higher standard of rugby. He joined Swansea then Llanelli, and went on to play 37 times for Wales. Andy Fenby Born in St Asaph, Andy Fenby is a current player who hasn’t quite managed to scale the heights required for international selection. Currently playing for London Irish in the English Premiership, he first played for Newcastle, where he earned a contract while studying at university. Andy has also played for the Scarlets. Sir Clive Woodward Not a name you expect to see on a list of people with links to rugby in North Wales, but the World Cup winning ex-England coach actually has close links to Anglesey. He spent five years at school on the island, at HMS Conway School Ship in Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch between 1969 and 1974. More to come…? In recent years the Welsh Rugby union has been making big efforts to mine the talent in North Wales, and has set up a professional team in the area. RGC 1404 play in Welsh Division One from their base at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay.It’s hoped that within a few years the team could be plying its trade in the Pro 12 and will provide players for the national side who have been developed in North Wales. If you are looking for a Caravan to buy in North Wales then Lyons Holiday Parks is the place to come, for more information get in touch today

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