New Zealand No 8 Ardie Savea said losing the World Cup final against the Springboks gives him extra motivation for the next edition of the tournament in 2027.
A fired-up Ardie Savea says friendships will be put to the side when the All Blacks take on the Springboks in their final World Cup warm-up at Twickenham on Friday.
Former New Zealand international Jeff Wilson says the All Blacks should make a stunning move and bench Ardie Savea in order to field a more physical starting back row.
The dynamic Ardie Savea stunned Kiwi grassroots spectators when the All Blacks No 8 turned out for local outfit Oriental-Rongotai Rugby Club – and at fullback.
Ardie Savea has been suspended for one week after being cited for his ‘throat slit’ gesture during a Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and Rebels.
Ardie Savea could be suspended after it was decided that his gesture in the Super Rugby match against the Rebels was against the spirit of good sportsmanship.
Ardie Savea has apologised for making a throat-slitting gesture towards an opponent during a Super Rugby Pacific match on Friday, conceding he needs “to be better”.
Ardie Savea set social media ablaze when he drew his thumb across his throat at a Rebels player after being yellow carded during an eventful first-half performance for the Hurricanes on Friday.
A string of home defeats shattered the All Blacks’ aura of invincibility but talisman Ardie Savea says that the three-time champions will find a “fix” before this year’s World Cup.
There were three Springboks included in World Rugby’s 2022 Men’s Team of the Year, but that did not include centurion lock Eben Etzebeth, while New Zealand star Ardie Savea was also left out.