Savea Signs On for Super Rugby

Wellington player Ardie Savea signs with the Hurricanes, October 2012.
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18 year old Ardie Savea will join older brother Julian in the Super Rugby ranks next season, after signing with the Hurricanes for two years.

The former Rongotai College head boy has signed with the franchise, while competing in his first ITM Cup campaign with the Ricoh Wellington Lions, and after starring on the world sevens circuit with New Zealand.

“It’s awesome to be a part of the Hurricanes. When I was little I watched Jonah and some greats in the Canes jersey, so I feel very honoured to get this opportunity,” said Ardie.

In his debut provincial season, he has scored six tries in his eight appearances for Wellington, bringing some of that sevens flair to his style of play.

Hurricanes Head Coach Mark Hammett was excited to sign his young recruit.

“Ardie is skilful player and we are delighted to have him join the Hurricanes for the next two years. He has great potential and we look forward to working with him to help develop his fifteens career.” 

Wellington Rugby and Hurricanes CEO James Te Puni added, “I have enjoyed watching Ardie’s transition into the Ricoh Wellington Lions this year like many of our fans have. He has a bright future and it is fantastic to see he is so passionate about representing his home franchise.”

Player Biography – Ardie Savea

Born: 14.10.93, Wellington
Physical: 1.90m, 97kg
Position: Openside Flanker / No.8
Club: Oriental-Rongotai
Representative Teams: NZ Secondary Schools (c), NZ Sevens, Ricoh Wellington Lions, Wellington Sevens.
ITM Cup Debut: v Manawatu, 2012
ITM Cup Caps: 8
ITM Cup Points: 30 (6 tries)

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