Julian Savea
New Zealand
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Full name Sio Julian Savea
Born August 7, 1990, Wellington
Current age 24 years 296 days
Major teams Hurricanes, New Zealand Under-20s, Wellington, New Zealand
Position Wing
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 227 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2012-2014 33 31 2 150 30 0 0 0 30 2 1 92.42
Bledisloe Cup 2013-2014 6 6 0 10 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 91.66
The Rugby Championship 2012-2014 15 15 0 45 9 0 0 0 13 1 1 90.00

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Ireland at Auckland, Jun 9, 2012 match details
Last Test Wales v New Zealand at Millennium Stadium, Nov 22, 2014 match details
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Profile

A former Sevens and Under-20 international, Savea made a major impact on Test debut for New Zealand by running three tries past Ireland at Eden Park in Auckland. Blessed with blistering pace and a great step, the Wellington-born winger drew comparisons with All Black great Jonah Lomu during the early stages of his career. Having made his representative bow as a member of Gordon Tietjens' Sevens squad in 2009, Savea graduated to the successful Baby Blacks squad at the Junior World Championship the following year. After bagging eight tries during the tournament he was named Young Player of the Year by the International Rugby Board (IRB). His provincial debut, for Wellington, followed, along with a call-up to the Hurricanes' Super Rugby panel. After a strong start to the 2012 season, Savea was rewarded with a call-up to Steve Hansen's first All Blacks squad.

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Stars firing but Canes' contributors are everywhere (May 28, 2015) Retallick, Savea ink long-term contract extensions (May 27, 2015) Brodie Retallick, Julian Savea set for sabbaticals (May 25, 2015) Savea, Perenara join Barrett on sidelines (May 7, 2015) European exodus could include more All Blacks (Apr 18, 2015) Julian Savea news and articles (88) »
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Feb 27, 2015
The Hurricanes' Julian Savea goes over for a try
The Hurricanes' Julian Savea goes over for a try
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Feb 20, 2015
The Hurricanes' Julian Savea breaks through
The Hurricanes' Julian Savea breaks through
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Nov 4, 2014
New Zealand's Julian Savea poses for a portrait
New Zealand's Julian Savea poses for a portrait
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Oct 27, 2014
Julian Savea passes a rugby ball during a New Zealand All Blacks community skills session
Julian Savea passes a rugby ball during a New Zealand All Blacks community skills session
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