All Blacks star Ardie Savea says that he's not thinking about what his next move will be as his New Zealand Rugby (NZR) contract nears its end after the 2021 season.
Savea, 27, is a free agent after the current season, yet to put pen to paper on a new deal with NZR and the Hurricanes.
The loose forward has emerged as one of the standout players in Super Rugby over the last few years, and is in contention to fill the All Blacks' No.7 jersey in place of injured captain Sam Cane later this year.
But speaking on Thursday, Savea made it clear that he isn't thinking about his future and is instead concentrating on finishing the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman round robin stage on a high for the Hurricanes.
Instead, Savea says that his priority has been returning to fitness from a knee injury, having only recently returned to playing after missing the end of Super Rugby Aotearoa.
"I still haven't decided what I'm doing just yet," Savea says. "[I've] kind of just been focussing on getting my injury right. That was kind of my main focus the last couple of weeks.
"I haven't really thought about it actually at the moment but [I] should do... Being a leader of this team, you just want to stay in the moment, stay present, and I think for me my mindset has just been to get the boys ready for this week and I haven't really thought too far ahead.
"But probably after this week or next I will start to think about that stuff."
Savea could command a huge contract playing overseas in either Europe or Japan, or could make the move to become a marquee player for the newly former Moana Pasifika side, ahead of their entry into Super Rugby in 2022.
Savea isn't the only off-contract All Black at the Hurricanes either, with Jordie Barrett's deal with the Wellington side also up at the end of 2021.
TJ Perenara re-signed with the club in May, while Ngani Laumape has signed for French side Stade Francais.
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