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Julian Savea
New Zealand
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Full name Sio Julian Savea
Born August 7, 1990, Wellington
Current age 24 years 133 days
Major teams Hurricanes, New Zealand Under-20s, Wellington, New Zealand
Position Wing
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 238 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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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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Oct 4, 2014
All Blacks' Julian Savea is caught by Cornal Hendricks
All Blacks' Julian Savea is caught by Cornal Hendricks
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Sep 27, 2014
TJ Perenara of the All Blacks celebrates scoring a try with team mate Julian Savea
TJ Perenara of the All Blacks celebrates scoring a try with team mate Julian Savea
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