George North signs new two-year deal with Ospreys and Wales

George North has played 102 Tests for Wales
George North has played 102 Tests for Wales

Ospreys have announced that winger George North has penned a new two-year deal with both the Welsh Rugby Union and the provincial club.

He will follow the likes of Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric, Dan Lydiate, Alex Cuthbert, Rhys Webb and Adam Beard, who have extended their stay at Ospreys.

The 29-year-old has been part of Ospreys since 2018 with his debut coming against Edinburgh and has scored 12 tries from 27 games since then. He also had featured for Scarlets and Northampton Saints in the past.

“I have really enjoyed my first few years here at the Ospreys. So I’m chuffed to be extending my time here in Wales," he told the club's official website.

“The club are really looking to the future and I’m looking forward to playing my role in helping the club to push on this year.

“It’s an honour to play for Wales and something I never take for granted, my focus now is to get back fit and playing again.”

North's international debut for Wales came in 2010 and has gone on to play in 102 Tests and went on to win two Grand Slams (2012 and 2019) and two Six Nations titles (2013 and 2021). He also played in 16 World Cup games for Wales.

He also featured in three Tests for the British and Irish Lions that came during the 2013 tour of Australia.

“We’re delighted that George is continuing his career in Wales. He was absolutely integral to our Six Nations Championship win last season," said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.

“We all know what he has achieved playing on the wing and he has added to that with some world class performances playing at outside centre for his country.

“He has amassed a huge amount of international experience at a relatively young age and I look forward to working with him in the future.”