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Pro D2: Provence Rugby makes official the arrival of Welsh legend George North

2023-12-04T12:26:06.306Z

Highlights: Wales international George North joins Pro D2 club Provence Rugby. The 31-year-old centre-back will arrive next summer from the Ospreys. He has signed a two-year contract and will be reunited with Thomas Francis. The Aixois have made a solid start to the season with seven wins in twelve games. They currently occupy second place in the standings of this championship, just behind RC Vannes. The club's president Denis Philipon: "His presence should allow us to take a very important step forward"


The 31-year-old Wales international will arrive in Aix-en-Provence next summer from the Ospreys. He is committed to


Another Wales international joins the ranks of Provence Rugby. The Pro D2 club has just announced the signing of George North, 31 years old. The centre-back, who also plays as a winger, will arrive next summer from Ospreys, a club from the city of Swansea. He has signed a two-year contract and will be reunited with Thomas Francis, another Welsh international in the team.

"My family and I are very excited to join Provence Rugby from next season," the player said in comments reported by the club. I can't wait to meet everyone and start an amazing adventure in Provence. See you soon (at the stadium) Maurice-David! »

Welcome to Provence, @George_North!
+ more info https://t.co/UxMpyR6JR6 pic.twitter.com/HJsqdq9J4T 👉

— Provence Rugby ⚫️🏉 (@ProvenceRugby) December 4, 2023

With Wales, George North won four Six Nations Championships and played in four World Cups. He has 49 tries in 121 caps, the first coming at the age of just 18 in 2010. "His presence should allow us to take a very important step forward in our progress," said Denis Philipon, president of the club. George is a great rugby player but also a great gentleman. We hope that through his talent, his professionalism, his knowledge of the very highest level and his popularity, he will contribute to positioning Provence Rugby as one of the major players in French rugby of tomorrow. »

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The Aixois have made a solid start to the season in Pro D2 with seven wins in twelve games. They currently occupy second place in the standings of this championship, just behind RC Vannes.

Source: leparis

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