George North banned from watching wrestling as a child

North banned from watching wrestling
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British and Irish Lions star George North says that he was not allowed to watch wrestling when he was younger because his mother thought it was too violent.

British and Irish Lions star George North has revealed that he was banned from watching wrestling as a child by his mother.

The 21-year-old has been likened to the professionals after picking up Australia's Israel Folau during last weekend's 16-15 defeat in Melbourne.

"I was never allowed to watch much wrestling as a kid because my mum always thought it was too violent," North wrote in the Daily Mail. "The boys are saying I should moving to America and throw some men around for a living."

The Lions and Australia sit at one Test apiece, with one more encounter left to play in the series.

British and Irish Lions' Jamie Heaslip holds off a tackle from Australia's Kane Douglas on June 22, 2013
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