North insists Wales won't suffer due to the regions difficult time in Europe
George North insists the regions' difficult start to their European campaigns will not have a negative effect on Wales.
Rob Howley's 35-man squad for the Dove Men Series jet to Poland this weekend, to partake in another training camp in Spala.
They travel to Eastern Europe on the back of a disappointing two weeks in the Heineken and Amlin Challenge Cups with Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, the Ospreys and Scarlets registering one win from eight matches.
North admits it will be a relief to enter a new environment but he insists there will be no lasting damage ahead of the Millennium Stadium encounters with Argentina, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.
"I'm sure it's at the back of everybody's mind," said North.
"Obviously you want to come into a tough home series with some good form from the regions, but I don't think we should dwell on that too much with the tough time we have got coming up.
"I guess joining up with Wales is a bit of a relief because we have had a hard time at the Scarlets recently, with some tough fixtures and tough results.
"But we have had the Grand Slam with Wales, which is good for all the boys and going to Poland again will be interesting, a bit of team bonding leading up to the first game.
"It will be easy to pick things up again. The bulk of the squad is very similar to what we have had in the past and there's the quality of the boys we have here.
"We're all good friends so, I'm sure, a few sessions in we will all be together."
North expects a fiercely competitive autumn series, which kicks-off against Argentina on November 10. And he has pinpointed the Pumas as a major threat following their involvement in the inaugural Rugby Championship.
"It's going to be a tough four Tests, in essence because we have got some physical and fast games coming up," said North.
"It will be tough against Argentina. They made a good start in the Rugby Championship and put a lot of performances in people weren't perhaps expecting.
"I watched a lot of the Rugby Championship and Argentina actually surprised a lot of people. They're a squad and team that played some good, quick and physical rugby against South Africa, Australia and New Zealand."
Wales finish their autumn campaign with back-to-back clashes with New Zealand and Australia, the number one and two ranked teams in the world.
The Six Nations champions have failed to beat one of the southern hemisphere giants in their last 14 attempts but North reckons Wales can claim a long-awaited scalp if they master the good, the bad and the ugly of rugby.
"Every team has got its negative points where you can beat them," added the giant wing.
"All teams have good and bad games but it seems New Zealand, and the likes of South Africa and Australia, know how to win, whether it be dirty, good or by grinding it out.
"We have to be on our wits the whole way through against them."
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