North leaves Scarlets

The Scarlets have confirmed that they have agreed to release George North a year early from his contract to join Northampton Saints in 2013/14 on a three-year deal.

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Scarlets: We offered North 'the best deal we could'

The Chief Executive of the Scarlets, Mark Davies says that they made George North 'the very best offer' they could.

In a statement on the club's website he said that his value was "considerably greater than the Scarlets as an independent business can reach.”

Everyone at the Scarlets will wish George the very best in his future career now that it is clear he will be playing his club rugby in Northampton for the next few years.

Despite our desire to retain all our internationals within the region, we have to balance our available resource over the need to sustain a 50-deep player squad that can continue to compete during international periods.

– Mark Davies, Chief Executive of the Scarlets

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