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All Black Julian Savea Set To Sign For Premiership Club – Report

Auckland , New Zealand - 16 June 2017; Julian Savea of New Zealand goes over to score his side's sixth try during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Samoa at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

We have already seen that Julian Savea was not named in the All Blacks squad for their Spring tour of Europe where they take on the Barbarians, France, Scotland and Wales. 

Since Savea was dropped before this year’s Rugby Championship, the 27-year-old has focussed on his club rugby and has produced a number of good performances for Wellington in the Mitre10 Cup.

In fact, the powerful winger scored an excellent try in his side’s National Championship win over the Bay Of Plenty – in this instance, Savea trundled over two tacklers before dotting down under the posts in typical Savea fashion.

However, his form in New Zealand’s club competition has not been enough to put him in the All Blacks squad and that has led to some speculation about his immediate future.

According to The Rugby Paper, Savea could join Harlequins on a short-term deal to fill the void by Marland Yarde, who is apparently about to join the Sale Sharks after being left out of Quins’ squad in recent weeks.

Savea will play for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in London next month and it is understood that he is keen to stay on in Europe to play more rugby until he has to return to New Zealand for his Super Rugby commitments with the Hurricanes – the Super Rugby season gets underway in February.

UPDATE: Savea has since denied this reports.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter