The Bus is back.
Two years after leaving the Hurricanes the former All Blacks winger Julian Savea is returning.
The 29 year old Savea has spent the past couple of seasons playing for French club Toulon where his initial two-year contract was reportedly worth $1.65 million a season however he took a pay cut to remain on Toulon’s books this year but ended up leaving the club in May to return home.
With winger Ben Lam heading to French club Bordeaux having played his final game for the Hurricans in the side’s surprise win over the Crusaders there’s now a vacancy at the Hurricanes.
On social media Savea said he was looking forward to returning to the Hurricane and was “blessed to get this opportunity and very grateful! Back to my where it all started.”
The Hurricanes have also suffered the loss of All Blacks midfielder Ngani Laumape who broke his arm in the Crusaders game and will miss the remainder of the Super Rugby Aotearoa season.
Savea hasn’t played a game since returning to Auckland, where he has been based and the Hurricanes have a bye this weekend.