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North relishing Scarlets return to action

Guinness PRO12 Editor

9 Nov 2011

Winger George North revealed he can’t wait to get going with the Scarlets again following his World Cup exploits with Wales.


The teenager announced himself as one of rugby’s most exciting talents scoring three tries in Wales’ run to the third-fourth place play-off and returned to action as a replacement in the Scarlets’ 9-9 RaboDirect PRO12 draw against the Ospreys.

He is likely to be played from the start in the Heineken Cup against Castres on Saturday which is followed by a visit to last year’s Heineken Cup finalists Northampton.

The RaboDirect PRO12 will then resume with another Welsh derby against Newport Gwent Dragons and North is raring to go.

“I'm looking forward to it," said North. “It's my first game out at Parc y Scarlets on the European stage and it's something every professional player wants to experience.

"Everyone tells me it's the second season that gets them, but hopefully I won't experience that.

"But obviously I have been making a bit of a fuss so hopefully I can get away with it again.

"I doubt it, but obviously I've got to work a bit harder this year and work harder to get around the park a bit more.

"It's something I'm really relishing. We had a lot of boys in the Welsh squad so hopefully the professionalism we bring back will hopefully push the region forward.

"The boys here have done a really good job themselves to keep us up in contention and hopefully with a mixture of the World Cup experience we can do well.”