Former All Black Julian Savea speaks out about mental health

Julian Savea.
Julian Savea. Photo credit: Image: Getty

Former All Blacks winger Julian Savea has spoken out over his mental health.

Savea burst onto the scene in 2012 when he made his debut for the All Blacks at 21 years old.

He scored 46 tries in his 54 appearances for the national side. 

The former Hurricanes star, who moved to France in 2018 to play for Toulon, has taken to Instagram to speak out about mental health.

After being nominated by former All Black Liam Messam, Savea went on to say "tough times don't last".

"Been a constant up and down battle with mental health during my years as a rugby player," he posted on Instagram. 

"From the pressure it brings into my life and personal life to the judgement that is constantly being made about my career.

"I never speak out touchy and uncomfortable like this EVER, but just know if you're going through hard right now that you're not alone."

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