The following is a press release from Northampton Saints of the Aviva Premiership.
New deal for North at the Gardens
Northampton Saints has today announced that George North has put pen to paper on a new contract to stay at Franklin’s Gardens.
The announcement ends speculation over the future of the Welsh international and his re-signing is further great news for the club.
“We’re delighted that George has decided to remain here at Franklin’s Gardens,” said director of rugby Jim Mallinder.
“He is a proven world class performer, something he has shown over and over again in his time here.
“Not only is he a top player, but he is a great person to have around the club. He is a positive and enthusiastic character who is very driven to improve. He is extremely dedicated both on and off the pitch and we look forward to him continuing to play and develop here.”
North says that is enjoying his time in the East Midlands, adding: “I am massively delighted to extend my time at the Gardens.
“It has been a pleasure to play for this great club and for its fans, who are some of the best in rugby. It’s been a fantastic couple of years where we have enjoyed much success and is a hugely competitive environment where I can continue to develop and improve as a player.
“I am looking forward to much more success working with a great bunch of players and coaches.”