Julian Savea, who in recent weeks returned to Hurricanes after having played two seasons in French Toulon, returned to action this Saturday … It was in Wellington and in the colors of the club that formed it, the Oriental Rongotai Rugby Club.
Although his team fell to Poneke 20-15 at Kilbirnie Park, according to New Zealand media who witnessed, the world champion with the All Blacks in 2015 was at a very good level, considering that he had not competed since March of this 2020.
Under the watchful eye of his brother Ardie from the triubuna, Julian played the 80 minutes of the match and was very firm in the points of contact, being key in cleaning up a ruck that ended in a try for his team.
Having returned to the courts, Savea could be considered for the last date of the Super Rugby Aotearoa, in which the Canes will face the Highlanders.
Post game, he said: “It has been incredible and very positive, especially from the mental aspect.” In this way, the Miter 10 Cup, which will begin on September 11, can be a great competition alternative for the powerful New Zealand wing.
And in that sense, he said: “For me, it’s just deciding where I want to play. I’m based in Auckland now, so if I want to go back or stay there, whatever is best for me and my family.”