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North: Wales are ready for All Blacks Tests

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Saints wing George North says that Wales are ready for the All Blacks ahead of their three Test series against the world champions on their summer tour.

Speaking to the WRU, North said that Wales face a huge challenge against New Zealand and that his side will have to be at their best when the two sides meet over the coming weeks.

"We'll have to make sure that we are on our mettle and ready for the challenge because we know that anything less than our best will mean we don't get the result we want,” said North.

"Playing against the world champions at home is always going to be a massive task and having a three Test series in such a short period is tough. But we are all ready for it and looking forward to getting started."

"We want to beat the best team in the world - that is that we are aspiring to do. It is a huge task, we all know that, especially after what has been a long season.

The first Test takes place in Auckland on Saturday and North says that arriving 10 days ahead of that match has been of benefit to the squad.

"We needed this time to come over and get rid of the jet lag, which has been horrendous for a few of the boys. It has given us a chance to get really settled and to turn our minds to the first Test on Saturday."