Young British & Irish Lions winger George North has apologised for the finger pointing taunt he made when scoring that incredible try in the first Test against the Wallabies. Coincidentally, we happen to be launching some new shirts featuring him today.
The big winger scored an amazing try in Brisbane but the excitement clearly got the better of him on the way to the tryline as he stuck his finger out to taunt the world’s best scrumhalf, Will Genia.
The incident was largely overlooked by Lions fans, but in recent times we’ve seen players like Delon Armitage take an awful amount of abuse for doing something similar.
Twenty one year old North realised that it may have caused offence, and has opted to apologise, saying that he feels ‘horrendous’ for doing it. “I got caught up in the emotion of the try,” he said.
Aside from that hiccup, North has been a star so far, with that try no doubt set to go down as one of the best ever scored on a Lions tour.
We’ve brought out new shirts for Lions hungry fans, celebrating the great effort from the young man, as well as supporting the team that we know so many of you feel extremely passionate about.
The message for the Lions now appears to be quite simple – get the ball to North.
We’re also acknowledging flyhalf Jonny Sexton, who has been solid and will be key in the 2nd Test.
You can get the new shirts, as well as many others, in the Rugbydump store today