Julian Savea Makes A Decision On His Future
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Julian Savea has decided to stay with the Hurricanes next season, despite playing second fiddle for most of the season to he likes of Nehe Milner-Skudder and Wes Goosen, and losing his place in the All Blacks squad.
The New Zealand Herald recently revealed that Savea has a clause in contract that allows him to leave the Hurricanes midway through his four-year New Zealand Rugby contract. The Chiefs were believed to have been pursuing Savea by trying to convince him he needed a change of scenery to reignite his career.
“I’ve decided to stay with the Hurricanes,” Savea told the NZ Herald.
“With everything that’s been going on over the past year I know in my heart that’s the best place to get my rugby back.
“Whatever I need to do to get my spot back I will and I’m excited by that challenge.
“I weighed up everything. I know in my heart this is home. There’s family and we’re just about to have a kid. Regardless if I did decide to go anywhere I still needed to perform well.”
In relation to the Chiefs offer, Savea says it was tempting.
“When you have that option it definitely is tempting. I put a lot of things on the table. There was only one other franchise I was looking at. I know if any team is going to help me get back to the best it is the Hurricanes,” he said.