The person who followers name “Bus” on account of his imposing working recreation introduced he was leaving his hometown Wellington Tremendous Rugby Membership two weeks in the past, after contract discussions failed to achieve the specified consequence.
Moana Pasifika’s title was the primary thrown out by followers when Savea introduced he could be signing with one other crew within the league.
Savea will represent his Samoan heritage, the villages of Siumu, Luatuanu’u, and Falesiu Uta, and suit up in what was looking to be an under-strength Moana backline after the departure of the damaging Levi Aumua and Timoci Tavatavanawai.
While the schedule has been announced, Moana Pasifika are yet to reveal the full details of their draw as more home games in the islands are being discussed.
— Julian Savea (@juliansavea7) September 12, 2023
54 Tests of international experience and one of the most prolific try-scoring records at both Super Rugby and international level will be a huge asset to the Moana team who are eager to improve on their last-place finish in 2023.
“Savea’s pace, strength and ability to finish out wide will be a tremendous asset for Moana Pasifika on the field, but his impact off the field will also prove beneficial,” the franchise said in a statement.
“With one of the most recognisable names in rugby, his injection into the Moana Pasifika community space will be inspirational to Pasifika rugby hopefuls in New Zealand and across the Pacific.”
It will be in round 13 where the Hurricanes hero will come up against his former side for the first time. The match will be played in Wellington.
It was reported that incoming coach Clarke Laidlaw prioritised young talent like Kini Naholo, Joshua Moorsby, Dan Sinkinson and Salesi Rayasi in the outside back stocks.