The Hurricanes have announced that All Blacks wing Julian Savea will be rejoining the team for the rest of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season.
Their head coach Jason Holland confirmed that 54-Test-capped wing has officially rejoined the squad on Monday.
Savea tweeted: “Looking forward to rejoining my brothers down at the Hurricanes for the remainder of the season, blessed to get this opportunity and very grateful!”
Looking forward to rejoining my brothers down at the @Hurricanesrugby for the remainder of the season 🙌🏾💛🖤 blessed to get this opportunity and very grateful! Back to my where it all started https://t.co/filO3USnbj— Julian Savea (@juliansavea7) July 26, 2020
He added: “Back to where it all started.”
It is unclear how much game time Savea could get as the Hurricanes have a bye this weekend and he won’t be fit for the following weekend’s match against the Chiefs.
That would leave him with the final-round fixture against the Hurricanes on 15 August as his only chance to take the field.
Savea last played for the Hurricanes in 2018, before he joined French giants Toulon in a move which had mixed success.
He was then linked with a move to England to join Wasps, but instead decided to take his family home to New Zealand.