Julian Savea

The latest in a line of outstanding All Blacks wingers, Julian Savea stormed onto the international stage in 2012 and quickly proved himself as a powerful runner with ball in hand, scoring nine tries in his debut season. In 2014 he went up a gear, scoring eight tries in eight Tests at a rate to equal that of the All Blacks’ greatest wingers.

He won the IRB's Junior Player of the Year Award in 2010 after scoring eight tries for the Junior World Championship-winning New Zealand Under 20 side in Argentina.

A powerful runner, with the ability to burst through defences, he has three tries to his credit so far in 2012 Investec Super Rugby and will be hungry for more when the season resumes. His career in black also includes appearances for New Zealand Secondary Schools and New Zealand Sevens.

1.92m, 108kg
Test Debut:
v Ireland at Auckland, 9 June 2012
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
All Blacks Caps:
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Career Comments

  • Favourites :

    Favourite rugby ground: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
    Favourite food: Chicken Tonight and Seafood
    Favourite actor/actress: Will Smith
    Favourite movie: Grid Iron Gang
    Favourite book: The Outsiders
    Favourite music: All types
    Favourite non-rugby sports team: Ravens (NFL)
    Favourite holiday destination: Hawaii
    Who would you like to meet? Barack Obama
    Earliest rugby memories: Playing under 7s and high tackling a person by mistake
    I hate it when…… I snore
    I can’t live without… Jordyn and family
    If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be… a dancer

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

9 June v Ireland at Auckland 42-10 (-)
16 June v Ireland at Christchurch 22-19 (-)
8 Sep v Argentina at Wellington 21-5
15 Sep v South Africa at Dunedin 21-11
30 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 54-15
12 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 51-22
18 Nov v Italy at Rome 42-10
15 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 33-10 (-)
2 Dec v England at London 21-38

8 June v France at Auckland 23-13
15 June v France at Christchurch 30-0 (-)
17 August v Australia at Sydney 47-29
24 August v Australia at Wellington 27-16
7 Sept v Argentina at Hamilton 28-13
14 Sept v South Africa at Auckland 29-15 (-)
28 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 33-15
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27 (-)
19 Oct v Australia at Dunedin 41-33
17 Nov v England at London 30-22
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22

14 June v England at Dunedin 28-27
21 Jun v England at Hamilton 36-13
16 Aug v Australia at Sydney 12-12
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20
6 Sept v Argentina at Napier 28-9
13 Sept v South Africa at Wellington 14-10
28 Sept v Argentina at La Plata 34-13
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 25-27
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28
1 Nov v USA at Chicago (+)
8 Nov v England at London 24-21
15 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 24-16 (+)
22 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 34-16