Ories' Ardie Savea, here playing openside flanker against Petone in the Jubilee Cup in July 2012.
Ardie Savea joined older brother and All Blacks wing Julian in the Super Rugby ranks in 2013, after signing with the Hurricanes for two years. The former Rongotai College head boy completed a memorable debut Men's NPC campaign with Wellington in 2012, impressing many with a series of electric performances at openside flanker and No. 8. Blessed with speed and athlestism, Savea is an excitement machine.
Savea, who spent four years in the Rongotai College First XV and captained the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 2011, made his debut for the Hurricanes on the wing in a non-Super Rugby mid-season match against the Reds in June 2012 - scoring a try with his first touch of the ball when he came on after halftime.
With four Player of the Match performances in his first nine Premier games and another strong game in the Jubilee Cup final, Savea was the joint winner with Wainuiomata's Shahn Eru of the 2012 Billy Wallace Trophy Best and Fairest competition.
He then earned selection in the Wellington Lions squad for the 2012 NPC, scoring seven tries in his debut Lions campaign.
From 2016 he was a first choice pick for the Hurricanes and helped them win their maiden Super Rugby title, reaching 50 caps for the franchise in 2017.
He made his All Blacks debut in 2016.
Ardie Savea feature article February 2012: http://www.clubrugby.co.nz/wellington/story.php?id=539
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|2012-06-02||Swindale Shield||10||14||Ories: Premier||21||Petone: Premier||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012-06-09||Swindale Shield||11||14||Ories: Premier||31||Poneke: Premier||13||2||0||0||0||10|
|2012-06-23||Jubilee Cup Premier||2||14||Ories: Premier||45||Upper Hutt: Premier||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012-06-30||Jubilee Cup Premier||3||7||Ories: Premier||44||HOBM: Premier||13||1||0||0||0||5|
|2012-07-07||Jubilee Cup Premier||4||7||Ories: Premier||55||Petone: Premier||15||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012-07-14||Jubilee Cup Premier||5||7||Ories: Premier||3||Norths: Premier||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012-07-21||Jubilee Cup Premier||6||7||Ories: Premier||43||Tawa: Premier||5||2||0||0||0||10|
|2012-07-28||Jubilee Cup Premier||7||7||Ories: Premier||9||Marist St Pats: Premier||9||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012-08-04||Jubilee Cup Premier||8||7||Ories: Premier||45||Wainui: Premier||17||2||0||0||0||10|
|2012-08-12||Jubilee Cup Premier||9||7||Ories: Premier||8||Marist St Pats: Premier||14||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013-05-04||Swindale Shield||7||8||Ories: Premier||55||Upper Hutt: Premier||21||2||0||0||0||10|
|2013-05-11||Swindale Shield||8||8||Ories: Premier||23||Tawa: Premier||33||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013-05-18||Swindale Shield||9||7||Ories: Premier||50||Norths: Premier||19||1||0||0||0||5|
|2014-04-05||Swindale Shield||2||8||Ories: Premier||55||Wellington: The Axemen||7||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014-06-07||Jubilee Cup Premier||1||7||Ories: Premier||45||Tawa: Premier||15||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014-07-12||Jubilee Cup Premier||6||255||Ories: Premier||40||Upper Hutt Rams: Upper Hutt Ra ...||10||1||0||0||0||5|
|2014-07-19||Jubilee Cup Premier||7||8||Ories: Premier||33||Petone: Premier||20||2||0||0||0||10|