Injured North ruled out of Bok Test

2017-10-17 21:10
George North (Getty Images)

London - Wales will have to do without star wing George North for their forthcoming autumn Tests because of a knee injury, his English club Northampton Saints revealed on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old suffered the injury in the humiliating 57-13 thrashing by two-time European champions Saracens in their opening Champions Cup clash last Sunday.

"George North suffered a sprain to his posterior cruciate ligament against Saracens which will require 6-8 weeks rehabilitation," a statement issued by Northampton said.

North, capped 69 times, has become increasingly prone to injuries with the latest coming after he insisted on playing on after receiving treatment following a crashing tackle by Brad Barritt before collapsing to the ground in a subsequent attack.

Wales coach Warren Gatland is due to name his squad for the four Tests on October 24.

His side face the Wallabies on November 11th, Georgia a week later, world champions the All Blacks on November 25, and round off their packed programme against South Africa on December 2.

Read more on:    springboks  |  wales  |  george north  |  rugby

WRAP: Super Rugby - Week 5

2018-03-17 18:55

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who will finish top of the SA Conference in this year's Super Rugby tournament?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.