Rugby: Julian Savea reportedly replaced by fellow Kiwi at Toulon

Toulon winger Julian Savea.
Toulon winger Julian Savea. Photo credit: Photosport

Julian Savea's tumultuous stint at Toulon is set to for more drama with the French club reportedly on the verge of signing another Kiwi winger.

Midi Olympique is reporting the big-spending club have recruited former All Blacks Sevens player Bryce Heem from English side Worcester.

Heem left New Zealand in 2015 to join the Warriors, playing over 30 games in that period.

The former Chiefs' reported move to France comes off the heels of a public spat between Savea and his boss Mourad Boudjellel.

The outspoken Frenchman stated multiple times that Savea wasn't welcome at the Top 14 club after a disappointing start to his European career.

Boudjellel even went as far as saying he would request a DNA test to ensure he hadn't signed an imposter to the player who terrorized France in the 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

Savea was left out of the Toulon side that pumped Pau 38-11 last weekend, prompting a sarcastic response form Boudjellel's daughter on social media.

"Excellent match from Julian Savea," Rose Boudjellel wrote.


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