Ospreys winger George North says he is relishing the season ahead in the Pro 14 after having eight weeks’ break over the summer. The Wales winger is back in his homeland after calling time on his spell with Northampton Saints, where he was able to land a Premiership title back in 2014 with the East Midlands outfit.
North was given a two-month break after appearing in all three summer Tests for Wales on tour and now the 26-year-old is excited by the challenge ahead with Ospreys in the Pro 14.
He was quoted by the BBC, saying: “It’s nice to back in Wales. It’s been good, everything is more on one page.
“I had eight weeks off during the summer. Mentally I needed it more than anything because it’s been a long, old slog since I started rugby when I was 18.
“To get my first proper break before starting pre-season gave me a chance to refocus again, get back to what I know I can be.”
Ospreys will start their season on Friday night when they welcome Richard Cockerill’s Edinburgh to the Liberty Stadium.