x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

George North available to play in first Test for British & Irish Lions

Winger passed fit to face Australia in Saturday's first Test after recovering from hamstring problem.

George North was initially a doubt for the first Test against Australia.
George North was initially a doubt for the first Test against Australia.

George North, the British & Irish Lions winger, has been passed fit for Saturday's first Test against Australia after recovering from his hamstring problem.

North was a doubt for the series opener at Suncorp Stadium after sustaining the injury a week ago, but Rob Howley, the assistant coach, revealed he has fully recovered.

"George came through a fitness test this morning and I've never seen him in better shape. He'll be available and that's a big boost for us," Howley said.

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