Savea has joined his Hurricanes teammates in camp, following his return to the franchise. The last time the man nicknamed ‘The Bus’ played for them was in the 2018 semi-final against the Crusaders.
He spent the last two European rugby seasons with Toulon in the French Top 14, before departing in March.
Savea says he initially reached out to the Canes when returning to New Zealand, who hold a special place in his heart having spent his entire provincial career in Wellington.
“I would love to [stay], but it’s out of my hands at the moment,” he said.