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British & Irish Lion George North insists he is excited about what the future will bring after being cleared to resume training following his head injury.

British & Irish Lion George North insists he is excited about what the future will bring after being cleared to resume training following his head injury.

North, who starred as the Lions emerged from Australia triumphant in 2013, has been forced to sit out of the game since March due to the injury he sustained with club side Northampton Saints.

But the 23-year-old has now been cleared for training ahead of the World Cup, after being named in Wales’ initial 47-man squad by Warren Gatland.

The last three months have admittedly been a tough test for North to overcome, but he is confident that he will hit the ground running when he returns to the pitch.

"I'm OK; it's been a bit of a long road," said North. "I'm feeling fit and well now, and looking forward to what's ahead.

"I'm not in a bad place, and I take massive confidence knowing it's bad luck.

"People can say it's a situation I put myself in, but in the cold light of day I've just been unlucky.

"I'm looking forward to getting back, and once I get back into that full environment I'll be like a kid in a candy shop as I always am."

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