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.
More top news
A 'Festival of Autism has been held in Swansea to raise awareness and help people understand the condition.
There will be some patchy cloud, especially in the west later, and the chance of an odd shower, but in the sunshine it will feel pleasant.
A runner who carried a fellow athlete over the London Marathon finishing line claimed helping was "more important" to him than his time.