Northampton to be fined over George North release?

George North's release to play for Wales against Australia could land Northampton Saints in trouble.

Northampton Saints could face a fine after they released George North to play for Wales against Australia on Saturday.

The 21-year-old Lions winger has a clause in his contract that permits him to play in every Welsh Test and attend national team training camps.

However, Premiership Rugby's rules state that non-England players are not allowed to be released by their clubs outside of the official International Rugby Board window for Test matches.

North, who moved to Franklin's Gardens in the summer, has not played for the Saints since October 20.

Wales player George North bursts past Horacio Agulla to score the second Wales try during the International Match between Wales and Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on November 16, 2013
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