Rugby: Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal doubles down on Julian Savea criticism

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal has launched another stinging attack on former All Black Julian Savea.

Earlier this week, Boudjellal quipped that he intended to ask the barnstorming winger for a DNA test to confirm the under-performing star was the same player that terrorised France in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Savea was defended by his wife, and a plethora of former and current teammates, after the Toulon boss said he no longer wanted the player at his club.

But Boudjellal has doubled down, telling French newspaper Le Parisien his comments are fair.

"On the contrary, I find his behaviour unacceptable," Boudjellal said.

"Do not come to Toulon as a tourist - when you're paid a lot of money, the least you can do is give [all of ] yourself.

"I went to the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup and I always wonder if it's the same player, the same man."

Savea's recent trip to Fiji to attend brother Ardie's wedding appeared to be the tipping point for Boudjellal's frustrations.

With his side eliminated from the lucrative European Cup and currently an under-achieving 11th in the French Top 14, the outspoken Frenchman has pinpointed Savea's apparent lack of commitment as a major reason for a disappointing season.

"When he was in Fiji, he did not look unhappy," Boudjellal said.

"I cannot think it's normal for a player paid so much to go on holiday to Fiji for a month in December... he just had to attend his brother's wedding, not take long leave."

Savea's salary is reportedly NZ$1.65m a year.