Future of former All Black Julian Savea up in the air after savaging from Toulon boss

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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Up in the air: Julian Savea takes a catch for Toulon against Stade Francais (Getty Images) Stay Strong my brother, it’s a difficult season for the team, we’ll be good at team, we need you. there will be better days. https://t.co/W7uFZiKQRs— Mathieu Bastareaud (@BastaOfficiel) February 18, 2019 The winger has fallen foul of Toulon’s outspoken president Mourad Boudjellal, who said to media after a recent defeat “he is no longer welcome in Toulon!” She also gave her followers a timely reminder that abuse which goes beyond mere criticism and into abuse can have a seriously damaging affect on a player’s mental wellbeing. As well as the below she also tweeted: “And people wonder why mental health in rugby had become a big problem. Take a minute to be considerate of people’s feelings instead of bashing them behind a keyboard or phone screen.” Putting all the negativity behind me and heading into this week with a positive attitudewhether I am welcomed or not I am still contracted to my team and I will continue to train week in and week out with my brothers #endofstory #letsmoveon pic.twitter.com/y7QBqLOyVV— Julian Savea (@juliansavea7) February 17, 2019Savea’s wife, Fatima, also took to social media to highlight some of the horrific comments directed at the out-of-form wing online. This type of carry on from @mouradrct won’t exactly entice other players to play for @RCTofficiel ..Business or not you just don’t treat ppl like this.Good luck wherever you play next bro! @juliansavea7 https://t.co/rIYHm9QQHL— Drew Mitchell (@drew_mitchell) February 17, 2019Toulon’s next league match will be against Pau, who are one point and one place above them in the Top 14 table. Take a minute to think about how your words can affect someone’s life and their mental health.— T I M A (@_timasavea) February 16, 2019Today other’s from the team came out in support, too. Absolutely disgusted by this shit. pic.twitter.com/TZzU1pRIpu— T I M A (@_timasavea) February 17, 2019 Future of former All Black Julian Savea up in the air after savaging from Toulon bossJulian Savea left New Zealand considered one of the most lethal wingers in world rugby, with 46 tries in 54 Tests for the All Blacks. But things have failed to spark for him this season at Toulon. And after the French giants took their tenth Top 14 defeat for the season, falling 19-10 to Agen and lying in 11th place in the league, the club’s president took out his anger on the wing.Talking to French publication RMC Sport, the famously outspoken Mourad Boudjellal said: “I’m going to ask for a DNA test. It is not Savea that we recreated but ‘Savéapas’.“He must have changed on the plane. If I were him, I would apologise and I would go home. When we reach this level of play, we must apologise and leave.Related: Anatomy of a Top 14 rugby transfer“I told him he was released and he was no longer welcome in Toulon!”As you can imagine, this savage outburst from Boudjellal has drawn international attention. However, Savea, 28, gave a calm and measure response to the Toulon supremo’s comments, as you can see below. It remains to be seen if Savea will be involved with the club at all going forward.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news in rugby.last_img

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