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North on Wales wing for Six Nations opener

George North is on the Wales wing this weekend © Getty Images

Rugby News North on Wales wing for Six Nations opener

George North has been named on the left wing for Wales's Six Nations opener.

Wales begin the defence of their Six Nations crown at home to Italy on Saturday afternoon, with the wing saying that the squad are in a positive mood going into the Millennium Stadium clash.

“We have to be ready for the off – Italy beat France in their first game last year," he said. "There’s a good atmosphere in the camp. We trained well last week. A lot of stuff has been happening on outside but the boys are all concentrating on what’s going on here.”

WALES TEAM TO PLAY ITALY
Six Nations
Millennium Stadium
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Kick off 2:30pm
15 Leigh HALFPENNY (Cardiff Blues)
14 Alex CUTHBERT (Cardiff Blues)
13 Scott WILLIAMS (Scarlets)
12 Jamie ROBERTS (Racing Metro)
11 George NORTH (Northampton Saints)
10 Rhys PRIESTLAND (Scarlets)
9 Mike PHILLIPS (Racing Metro)
1 Paul JAMES (Bath)
2 Richard HIBBARD (Ospreys)
3 Adam JONES (Ospreys)
4 Luke CHARTERIS (Perpignan)
5 Alun WYN JONES (Ospreys)(capt)
6 Dan LYDIATE (Racing Metro)
7 Justin TIPURIC (Ospreys)
8 Taulupe FALETAU (Newport Gwent Dragons)

Replacements
16 Ken OWENS (Scarlets)
17 Ryan BEVINGTON (Ospreys)
18 Rhodri JONES (Scarlets)
19 Andrew COOMBS (Newport Gwent Dragons)
20 Sam WARBURTON (Cardiff Blues)
21 Rhys WEBB (Ospreys)
22 James HOOK (Perpignan)
23 Liam WILLIAMS (Scarlets) 

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