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"Looking forward to my chance" says North

North In training for the Lions

Jun 03, 2013

After a convincing 59-8 defeat over the Baa-Baas in Hong Kong, the standards have been set. North will line-up against Western Force in a side that will not feature any players who started on Saturday.

"It was a great start for the boys and they've put the standard really high," said 21-year-old Welshman North.

"It's our job on Wednesday for the boys to push on from that.

"It will be difficult but that's what competition for places is all about and I'm thoroughly looking forward to my chance."

North made his Lions debut as a second-half replacement for Jamie Roberts in the tough heat and humidity in Hong Kong against the Barbarians.

"It's one of those things you dream of as a boy and then to finally put it [jersey] on and be involved in the game is something spectacular for me," North added.

"Hopefully there will be a lot more to come but at the moment I'm obviously chuffed to be involved and get my chance on Wednesday."

North is looking forward to playing alongside  and  the Leicester Tigers centre, Manu Tuilagi, and Leinster's O'Driscoll.

"It's not a bad partnership to have that such quality inside you," North said.

"I'm looking forward to playing with Brian, Tuilagi and all the boys.

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