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North hoping best is yet to come

George North is keen to ensure his first silverware with the Saints isn't the last in 2013/14 © Getty Images

Rugby News North hoping best is yet to come

While last Friday evening’s Challenge Cup triumph ensured George North’s first season as a Saint has already yielded silverware, the Welsh wing can’t wait for the opportunity to add to that winners’ medal in Saturday’s Aviva Premiership final.

North, who scored in the epic semi-final comeback against Leicester a fortnight ago, has been pleasantly surprised by how his first campaign at the Gardens has unfolded and now has Saracens firmly in his sights for his first and the Saints’ second Twickenham showpiece.

“Winning silverware was one of the main reasons I came to the club,” North told SaintsTV. “Initially I thought it may take a bit of time to build that ethos but it has been awesome so far this season.

“We’ve really pushed on and to get a cup under our belts already has given us a lot of confidence.

“We know Saracens are a good side though and it’s hard to read too much into their game last weekend. Toulon are one of the best squads in world rugby, at a club or international level, and really turned it on.

“Saracens have been the form side in the Premiership all season so for us, we’ve really got to turn the taps up and go in hard on Saturday.”

Director of rugby Jim Mallinder and Tom Wood, who lifted the Amlin Challenge Cup as captain last Friday evening, have also been talking to SaintsTV ahead of the Aviva Premiership final. Watch their full interviews by CLICKING HERE

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