Hurricanes Winger Julian Savea says ‘it will be weird’ to face his brother Ardie Savea as the Barbarians tackle All Blacks but he will be expecting no liniency during the face off.
The two siblings are teammates at Hurricanes and New Zealand national team but they will play for opposing sides this weekend. Julian who has been dropped from the National team was named in Barbarians squad while Ardie is expected to start for New Zealand.
Julian cannot recall the last time he faced off with his brother in a competitive match and he is braced for the Saturday’s encounter.
“The last time I played him would’ve been at home along the carpet. I’m not expecting any sort of leniency. We’ll see how it goes,” he was quoted by Herald.
“It’s going to be weird; strange coming up against Ardie. He beat me to play with the Barbarians as well. He was part of this team two years ago so this will be pretty cool.”
Julian will be hoping to impress head coach Steve Hansen who has snubbed him since the British Lions clash