Julian Savea rugby player
Julian Savea rugby player

Julian Savea

7th Aug 1990 1.92m/108kg Right Wing

The immensely physical Julian Savea has had an action packed career to date.

Touted as the next Jonah Lomu from an early age, he didn't disappoint, being named the 2010 IRB Junior Player of the Year on his way to top scoring at the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship, a competition New Zealand subsequently won.

All Blacks selection followed two years later in 2012, when on debut he became the first person to score a hat trick of tries against Ireland.

Powerfully built, Savea has serious bulk to go along with his blistering pace. Add in to the mix his ability to off load through the tackle, Savea is one of the most feared attackers in World Rugby.

After a great 2015 Super Rugby season with the Hurricanes having finished runners up to the Highlanders, Savea went on to win the RWC with the All Blacks.

In May 2016, he was one of the players dropped by the Hurricanes following a late night out and breaking the curfew but bounced back to start for his franchise and New Zealand in the June Tests.

Heading into the 2017 Super Rugby season Savea has made 88 appearances for the Hurricanes and has scored 39 tries.

Savea has played 54 times for the All Blacks and was included in the squad for the 2017 NZ Lions series making one appearance in final match of the series.

The bullish winger didn't feature for the All Blacks again in 2017 but rediscovered some his form that saw him score 46 tries in 54 appearances for the All Blacks with the Barbarians and Wellington.

In June 2018, the World Cup-winning All Black signed a two-year deal with French club Toulon.

Savea featured in all but one of the Hurricanes Super Rugby matches in 2018 taking his appearance tally to 120 scoring exactly 50 tries in the competition.

JW August 18

Career

toulon_rugby_logo RC Toulon
Right Wing
2018 - present
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Left Wing
2012 - 2017
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Left Wing
2017 - 2017
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Left Wing
2011 - 2018
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Left Wing
2010 - 2018