MX23RW : Thursday, October 1 09:00:48| >> :120:48655:48655:

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.


Click here for more stories about George North

Click here for more stories about Northampton Saints

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
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
Read Next:
North hails "great" Wales performance
Latest Sports Video
Read more about George North Rugby Union

rhs 2.0

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!