George North says he joined the Saints to win silverware

George North has claimed that he joined the Northampton Saints to win silverware, stressing that he wants to play an important role as the Jimmies chase two titles over the next two weeks.

The Saints face the challenge of fellow Aviva Premiership rivals Bath Rugby in the final of the European Challenge Cup this weekend and then take on Saracens FC in the final of the Aviva Premierships playoffs in what is their second straight final appearance.

The 22 year told the BBC that anyone who doesn’t get excited about being in such a scenario and doesn’t want to play in a final shouldn’t come anywhere near the rugby field.

He went on to add that he joined the Kingston Park outfit to play in big matches and to win silverware. He added that he believes he has hopefully done enough to warrant a place in the two final matches.

The Welshman scored his ninth try of the season to lead his side to a playoff semi final win over bitter rivals the Leicester Tigers, avenging their loss in the final last season. He mentioned that the atmosphere in the match was something that hadn’t experienced before and it was an electrifying experience.

North is hoping to play a pivotal role in the European Challenge Cup final at Cardiff Arms Park as they try to secure their first major title since 2010.

He added that he has never played at the stadium and he is looking forward to going back to Wales and play in the stadium for the first time and he is hoping that his first experience of playing there is sweet enough for him and ends with the team holding the trophy aloft.

North will be hoping to ensure his selection to the Wales side on the back of the Saints’ run as well.

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