12 Nov 2010

Gatland chooses young giant for debut against Boks

6:15 am on 12 November 2010

Wales' rugby coach Warren Gatland has chosen a teenage powerhouse to make his debut against the Springboks this weekend in Cardiff.

In one of four changes to the side beaten by Australia last weekend, 18 year old George North, a strapping 1.93 metre and 105 kilos, has been chosen on the wing, despite having played less than a full season of regional rugby in Wales, and only an hours rugby in the past month because of a broken ankle.

In another change Lee Byrne returns at full-back.