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Welsh star George North disciplined by Northampton Saints

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Wales and Northampton Saints winger George North has been punished by his club after failing to show up to training before their game against Sale.

It was after the match on the March 3 when coach Alan Gaffney announced after their 34–25 defeat that North was disciplined.

"George accepts the disciplinary action we have taken," said the Premiership club's chief executive Mark Darbon.

"George has enormous affection for this club and its supporters and is fully committed to helping the club finish the Premiership season as strongly as possible.

"We now consider this matter resolved and won't be commenting further."

George North was dropped for the match against Sale after his actions, but he is available for the remaining five matches of the Premiership league season.

After being involved in Wales' Six Nations campaign, where they lost two matches to England and the Grand Slam winners Ireland respectively, North is set to be leaving Northampton at the end of the season.

North, who has 73 international caps and has represented the Bristish Lions on multiple tours, has already agreed to return to Wales next year to play club rugby in his home country.

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However, it is not yet known which club he will be joining.

He signed a national duel contract back in November as the 25-year-old had his sights to continue playing back home after a mixture of ups and downs at Northampton Saints.

After an average Six Nations, which saw North only scoring two tries, he surely hopes this new step in his career will help get the form back he showed a few years ago.

However, the signs of the superstar performer he is were still on show, and it will surely only be a matter of time before he further demonstrates this and adds to his total of 34 international tries in just 76 appearances for Wales and the Lions.

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