Five Welsh rugby stars you should be following

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 9:32PM
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Yes, the international rugby season is upon us once more.

The All Blacks are pulling on those test jerseys for the first time since their World Cup win last year and getting ready to take on Wales – but if the Welsh are at all worried about facing the world champs, they certainly aren't showing it.

With the first test taking place in Auckland this weekend, members of the Welsh squad have been squeezing in a little sightseeing and sharing their local adventures on their social media accounts.

So, in honour of their visit, here are the five Welsh rugby stars we think you should be following while they're in town.

Gareth Anscombe

We know Anscombe isn't Welsh, but his mother is, and if that's good enough for world rugby's ruling body, then that's good enough for us. 

The Auckland-born fly half has been making the most of being back in his old stomping ground, taking some of his teammates along to Muriwai for a spot of golf over the holiday weekend.



Josh Turnbull

Strapping flanker Josh Turnbull has also been enjoying some of Auckland's sights, hitting both the Sky Tower and the city's harbour since his arrival.

While he's shared his Auckland exploits online, his other social media postings seem to consist mainly of cute pics of his daughters. And lots of photos of meat.


Top day out with the boys around Auckland #boattrip #helpinglocals #skytowerauckland @swarbs7 @rpjones3 @_ben_evans

A photo posted by Josh Turnbull (@joshturn6ull) on Jun 5, 2016 at 1:56am PDT


Ellis Jenkins

This international rugby newbie may have been an injury cover call-up for the tour of New Zealand, but he's ready to grab the opportunity.

By his own admission, this cheeky chap's Instagram account is "mostly pictures of things I am about to eat", but he still manages to throw in a few other posts of interest. (Although we could do without the close-up photos of head wounds being stitched up!)


Good night at the Cardiff Blues end of season awards with @sophieevans1993

A photo posted by Ellis Jenkins (@ellisjenkins_) on May 12, 2016 at 2:09am PDT


Sam Kennedy-Warburton

He may not post to his Instagram account very often, but when he does, this Welsh stalwart makes it memorable.

Since arriving in Auckland, Sam Kennedy-Warburton has taken a trip up the Sky Tower (where he admitted to being too afraid to join his teammates on a SkyWalk) and helped charm some of the locals by "helping a lovely Kiwi lady with her weekly shopping".



George North

This winger certainly has one of the larger social media followings in the Welsh camp, even if his Instagram account is largely made up of photos with his dachshund (or maybe because of that).

And George North's Instagram fans got to enjoy this little moment of triumph from his visit to New Zealand, when he attempted to lob something into a bin sitting a good distance behind him (although he did go from hero to zero quickly).


Hero too zero.. #nolooktapethrow☹️😂 🎥 @scottwilliams_1

A video posted by George North (@george_north) on Jun 6, 2016 at 12:47am PDT


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