Going Beast Mode with Ardie Savea
Having grown up in a footy household, Savea’s passion for the sport started young. Both parents played at club level and every Sunday, Savea would head down to the park with his cousins to kick the ball around. Growing up with such an active lifestyle played a big part in fostering his love for the game.
During high school, Savea was a member of the Rongotai College 1st XV and captained the team in his final year. His professional career kicked off when he joined the Hurricanes for the 2013 Super Rugby season as a forward. Soon after, he travelled as an apprentice with the All Blacks in their European tour, alongside his older brother, Julian.