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The day the Archbishop of Canterbury met The Saints

The Archbishop of Canterbury is continuing his tour of the region - today visiting Franklin's Gardens in Northampton.

It was a chance for The Most Rev Justin Welby to meet some Saints.

And he was really quite overwhelmed by it all!

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George North to leave Saints at the end of the season

George North is leaving Northampton to return to Wales Credit: PA

George North will leave Northampton at the end of this season and return to Wales on a national dual contract.

The winger, who has won 69 Wales caps and scored 30 tries, has agreed a deal from next term, the Welsh Rugby Union announced on its official Twitter feed.

Northampton released their own statement confirming 25-year-old North's departure. It is not known at this stage which of the four Welsh regions he will join.

North says he's delighted to be heading back to Wales

As a proud Welshman, I am excited to be heading back to Wales. I feel that the time is right and with the benefits that come with it it was a great option for me

– George North

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Charity bike ride to every rugby club in Norfolk is underway

Riders getting set for a charity bike ride that will visit every rugby club in Norfolk Credit: Seamus Farrelly

Cyclists have set off on a journey to every rugby club in Norfolk to raise money for the Wooden Spoon charity.

From this morning until Sunday afternoon riders will be travelling around 320 miles from club to club, camping out on the pitches before continuing their journey the next day.

Some of the UK’s top rugby players have wished the riders of Club Together the best ahead of the ride.

They include Elliot Daly Joe Launchbury, and Welsh star Adam Jones. Former England star Phil Vickery is spending today with the cyclists.

The event had aimed to raise £50,000 but has already more than doubled that target so reaching more than £110,000.

All funds raised will be donated to special needs charities in Norfolk, with 50per cent going to Wooden Spoon, the Children’s Charity of Rugby which use the money on projects in Norfolk.

Watch below to see a message of support to the riders on Twitter from former Saracens and England star Charlie Hodgson

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