After spending the last two seasons in the French Toulon, Julian Savea will return to play in Hurricanes, a team in which he will be reunited with his brother Ardie.
At 29 years old, the powerful New Zealand back expressed through his social networks his joy at this new step in his professional career: “I am very eager to meet my friends in Hurricanes for the rest of the season. I feel blessed by have this opportunity and I am very grateful. Back to where it all started, “he posted on his Twitter account.
This, without a doubt, is great news for the Wellington team, since it comes from suffering two important losses among the squad. Ben Lam, who scored 32 tries in 50 games, will continue his career at French Bordeaux, while star Ngani Laumape was injured in the duel against Crusaders and will miss the final stretch of Super Rugby Aotearoa.
Thus, although he has had no official competition since returning to Auckland in May this year, Julian Savea could be considered by Jason Holland for the two games his team has left in the competition.