Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has revealed that wing George North is “raring to go” ahead of their Six Nations match against Scotland.
North, 24, was absent from the Welsh side that lost to England in Round Two because of a dead leg but is now in line to return to the team.
He trained on Tuesday which means he is in contention to feature in Rob Howley’s starting line-up for the Six Nations fixture at Murrayfield.
“We are looking very healthy all round at the moment,” Edwards told Sky Sports. “We’re definitely healthier than we were in the England week.
“We are selecting from a position of strength. George North has trained today and is raring to go.
“George’s defence has definitely improved over the last 12 months. It was always the work-on for him.
“He has worked very hard on it, and the last 12 months it is finally clicking with him.
“Then when he gets the ball we want that X-Factor from him which we saw in the first Test in New Zealand last summer.”
Another boost for Wales is the news that number eight Taulupe Faletau is progressing well ahead of the game after playing for Bath last week.