Northampton Saints take disciplinary action against George North for missing a training session

George North will leave Northampton Saints at the end of the ongoing season
George North will leave Northampton Saints at the end of the ongoing season
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Northampton Saints have confirmed a disciplinary action against Wales wing George North after he missed a training session ahead of their last Aviva Premiership encounter against Sale Sharks.

It is reported that the 25-year-old did not want to feature in the game against the Sharks on 3rd March at Franklin's Gardens following which the Saints initiated a disciplinary action.

Northampton Saints' chief executive Mark Darbon confirmed the news on North and further revealed that he will be available for the remaining five games of the season.

"George, Alan Gaffney, Alan Dickens and myself had a set of constructive meetings on his return to the club on Monday," said Darbon.

"George accepts the disciplinary action we have taken.

"George has enormous affection for this club and its supporters, and is fully committed to helping the club finish the Aviva Premiership season as strongly as possible. We now consider this matter resolved and won’t be commenting further."

Northampton Saints are currently at the 10th position in the Aviva Premiership table with six wins from 17 matches.

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