North set to win 100th Wales cap in Six Nations clash against England

LONDON (AFP) – George North has been given the “green light” to win his 100th Wales cap against England in next week’s Six Nations international in Cardiff.

North missed Wales’ 25-24 win away to Scotland last week with a foot injury as Wayne Pivac’s men made it two victories from two matches.

But the 28-year-old, who plays on the wing or at centre, has returned to training ahead of the clash with reigning champions England at the Principality Stadium on February 27.

“George is making good progress, every day he is improving,” Wales attack coach Stephen Jones said on Thursday.

“He’s taken part in some sort of training already, which is great, and that’s the good thing from our perspective. I believe it is a full green light.”

North is one of several Wales players who are now available again to Pivac, with centres Johnny Williams and Jonathan Davies back in training, while flanker Josh Navidi has recovered from the neck injury that forced him to miss the Scotland win.

Full-back Leigh Halfpenny, injured at Murrayfield, and wing Hallam Amos are both going through head injury assessment protocols.

Amos’ fellow wing Josh Adams is available after the top try-scorer at the 2019 World Cup served a two-match ban for breaching coronavirus restrictions.