'This is home' - Julian Savea chooses to remain with Hurricanes over Super Rugby switch

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Dropped All Blacks winger Julian Savea has decided to stay with the Hurricanes for the foreseeable future, having been linked with a move away from the capital. 

Hurricanes' Dane Coles and Julian Savea

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Savea, 27, was heavily linked with a switch to another of the New Zealand based Super Rugby side, with a clause in his current New Zealand Rugby deal allowing him to move at the halfway stage of his current contract.

However, the blockbusting winger has decided to stay in Wellington, and will now turn his attention to regaining his position in the All Blacks' number 11 jersey.

"I've decided to stay with the Hurricanes," Savea told Fairfax.

"This is home, it's where my family is, and we're just about to have a kid."  

"With everything that's been going on over the last year I know in my heart it's the best place to get my rugby back [on track], and whatever I need to earn my spot back I will do."

Savea, who has scored 46 tries in just 54 Tests, is on course to become the All Blacks' all time leading try-scorer, needing just four to overtake Doug Howlett, who sits on 49.

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