Ardie Savea will join older brother Julian in the Super Rugby ranks next season, after the 18-year-old confirmed today he has signed with the Hurricanes for two years.

The former Rongotai College head boy has signed with the franchise while competing in his first ITM Cup campaign with the Wellington Lions and after playing on the world sevens circuit with New Zealand.

"It's awesome to be a part of the Hurricanes. When I was little I watched Jonah (Lomu) and some greats in the 'canes jersey, so I feel very honoured to get this opportunity," Savea said.

In his debut provincial season, he has scored six tries in his eight appearances for Wellington, bringing some of that sevens flair to his style of play.


Hurricanes head coach Mark Hammett was excited to sign his young recruit.

"Ardie is a skilful player and we are delighted to have him join the Hurricanes for the next two years. He has great potential and we look forward to working with him to help develop his fifteens career."