Former All Black wing Julian Savea will remain at three-time European champions Toulon next season after agreeing to take a pay cut, according to regional French paper Var-matin.
Capped 54 times by New Zealand, scoring a remarkable 46 tries, the back three player joined the French outfit at the start of the 2018/19 campaign on a lucrative two-year deal.
However, Savea struggled for form and was publicly criticised by owner Mourad Boudjellal, who stated that his contract would be terminated.
“I’m going to ask for a DNA test,” Boudjellal said earlier this year. “I’ve told him he’s been released and he’s not welcome at Toulon. He’s got a year left on his contract, he can do what he wants.”