George North cannot wait to get into action with his new club Ospreys after announcing his return to Wales this week.
The 26-year-old, who scored two tries and appeared in four games for Wales in this year’s NatWest 6 Nations, will leave Northampton Saints at the end of this season.
The wing has signed on a National Dual Contract and returns to Welsh regional rugby after five years in the East Midlands.
And the former Scarlet will return to the Guinness PRO14 with the Ospreys – who also this week unveiled Allen Clarke as their new permanent head coach.
“I’m excited to be joining the Ospreys and starting a new chapter in my career when I return to Wales,” North said.
“I believe the Ospreys have an exciting future with the structure and the recruitment they have put in place and I’m really looking forward to linking up with Allen (Clarke) and the squad in the summer.
“It was a really positive decision for me to sign a National Dual Contract with the support and structure it provides. I have worked alongside the WRU to finalise my choice of region and I would like to thank everyone involved.
“I’m really looking forward to becoming an Osprey.”