Julian Savea

Sio Julian Savea (born 7 August 1990) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He currently plays wing for Hurricanes in Super Rugby Aotearoa. Savea formerly played for Toulon in the Top 14, and is a former captain of the Wellington Lions in the Mitre 10 Cup. Between 2012 and 2017 he won 54 caps for New Zealand.

Julian Savea
Savea representing New Zealand at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, September 2015
Full nameSio Julian Savea
Date of birth (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 31)
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
Height192 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight103 kg (227 lb; 16 st 3 lb)
SchoolRongotai College
Notable relative(s)Ardie Savea (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Centre
Current team Wellington, Hurricanes
All Black No. 1111
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010– Wellington 40 (85)
2011– Hurricanes 131 (275)
2018–2020 Toulon 41 (45)
Correct as of 20 June 2021
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010 New Zealand U20 4 (40)
2012–2017 New Zealand 54 (230)
2017 Barbarian F.C. 1 (0)
Correct as of 20 June 2021
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2009 New Zealand 5
Correct as of 20 June 2021

He has also represented New Zealand at sevens and at under-20 level. Savea is nicknamed "The Bus",[1] a moniker bestowed by under-20s coach Dave Rennie.[2] Savea was a key member of 2015 Rugby World Cup winning team, and was the highest try scorer of the tournament, with 8 tries. Savea is one of the highest try-scorers in New Zealand's history, scoring 46 through the duration of his international career.

Savea was nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015, winning the award for Try of the Year in 2015.

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