Incredible Julian Savea Fact That Shows He Is No Ordinary Man

The bus is back.

Julian Savea makes his return to the All Blacks starting line-up this weekend as they take on the Lions in the third and final Test at Eden Park.

After missing the first two tests, first with Rieko Ioane and then Waisake Naholo preferred, circumstances have handed the bus a chance to reclaim his spot in the side. The 26-year-old has scored 46 tries in 53 tests and needs just three more to equal Doug Howlett’s all-time record.

Just before the 2nd Test, myself and a couple of the lads attended an event for Ories Rugby Club in Wellington with Julian and his brother Ardie in attendance as guest speaker. The Savea brothers, along with Ma’a Nonu all played their rugby at Ories.

I got chatting to the club president who told me his son played senior rugby at Ories with Julian, who started on the wing for the famous club at just 14 years of age. That’s right, 14 years of age playing senior rugby. The bus is no ordinary man.

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Jason Hennessy

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