Julian Savea had his first day of practice with Hurricanes, although he is aware that the direction of his professional career will be decided in the coming weeks, he still does not have a contract with the Wellington franchise for the next seasons.
“I would love to play for Hurricanes, but it is out of my hands right now, so we will see how it develops. My mindset is simply to do my best and show the coaches what I still have a lot to give and see what happens. I really want to stay here, but I am open to anything. It is special to come back here with my brothers, and obviously, especially with Ardie, “said who was chosen as the best player in the World Youth Championship that took place in Argentina in 2010.
The former All Blacks player left Super Rugby in 2018 to join Toulon on a two-year contract, but shortened his stay in France earlier this year when the Top 14 season was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. .
The powerful 29-year-old back joined Hurricanes for his last two games in Super Rugby Aotearoa and he knows he needs to impress in training, and later in the local provincial championship, to secure a long-term contract.
Savea is in negotiations with Wellington to play in the Miter 10 Cup starting next month: “I grew up here, I was born and raised, so I came up and said I really wanted to go back. I really didn’t expect to play in Super Rugby this year or being part of a team either. “