Savea shuts down 'fake' 'Quins deal
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Rumours are circulating All Blacks wing Julian Savea has signed for the Premiership side the Harlequins after being overlooked by coach Steve Hansen.
According to The Rugby Paper’s article on Sunday, Savea was heavily linked with a move to the Harlequins, after England wing Marland Yarde's rapid exit from the London club.
Savea did not make the All Blacks squad for the November Tests and a lucrative Premiership deal could be appealing.
However, the speculations seemed far-fetched given that he recently re-signed with New Zealand Rugby and the Hurricanes on a two-year deal.
Furthermore, Fatima Savea, the wing’s wife, has blasted the news on Twitter.
"This is news to both Julian and I! piss off with your rumours," in response to a Tweet which suggested the move would go ahead.
When one Twitter user asked her if Savea could come to the UK for three months, she replied: "Not even for a minute. He isn’t missing the birth of his child in December,"
A few hours later, Savea himself took to the social media platform to rubbish the story.
Fake news guys 👎🏾 https://t.co/GkcZEHghLR— Julian Savea (@juliansavea7) October 29, 2017
The United Kingdom-based fans will, however, get to see him line out for the Barbarians next weekend – against New Zealand.
Source: @rugbypass Rugbypass.com