The All Black took to Twitter last week to respond to Boudjellal’s criticism of his attitude and form after a loss to Agen. He said that he is going to continue working at Toulon, but the owner came out again and lambasted the winger and the wages he demands.
However, Savea took to Instagram again today to post a picture of him in the gym in a Toulon vest. His caption read “Putting in the hard yards”:
This once again shows the perfect attitude from the 28-year-old, and is a sign that he is planning on fighting for a place and form at Toulon. The French club certainly need an improvement from somewhere, as they currently sit in 11th place in the Top 14 after an abject season so far.
Savea has only managed one try since joining the three-time European title winners, as his form has severely slumped over the past few years. This stemmed from the 2017 Lions series, where Savea came under some criticism and was omitted from the first two tests by Steve Hansen. Since then he has not scored for the All Blacks, and fell completely out of favour, ushering a move to Toulon.
It looked to be a certainty at one time that Savea would become the All Blacks’ highest try scorer. The former Hurricane is tied in second with Joe Rokocoko and Christian Cullen with 46 tries, only three behind Doug Howlett. His haul of tries has only come in 54 test appearances, which is an amazing conversion rate.
There is nothing to say that Savea will not work his way back into the All Blacks, and he is showing the right attitude.
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