Saints star North dreaming of Heineken Cup final homecoming

SETTING HIS SIGHTS - George North would love Saints to make it to the Heineken Cup final in Cardiff (Picture: Linda Dawson)
SETTING HIS SIGHTS - George North would love Saints to make it to the Heineken Cup final in Cardiff (Picture: Linda Dawson)

George North is targeting a Heineken Cup final homecoming with Saints.

This year’s showpiece will be played at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, where North scored two tries for Wales against Australia last weekend.

And the 21-year-old is desperate to play a club game there next May as Saints go for glory in Europe.

But he is well aware of the obstacles that stand between him and that dream, with the first being a huge clash with Pool 1 leaders Leinster at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.

“It would be really nice to come home to Cardiff for the Heineken Cup final in May, but we have two very difficult games against Leinster to overcome before we can start thinking about that,” said North.

“We could and should have won in Castres in the first round, but that defeat has made our task all the more difficult.

“As former winners, Leinster have proven themselves on the European stage time after time.

“They have a very physical pack and some superb backs, so we are expecting two high-paced and very tough games.”