Live updates

Advertisement

New Zealand's Julian Savea considering rugby league switch

Julian Savea is considering switching codes to play rugby league after being dropped by the All Blacks Credit: PA

New Zealand winger Julian Savea is considering switching codes to play rugby league after being dropped by the All Blacks.

Savea, who is just three short of Doug Howlett's All Blacks record of 49 tries, has not featured for his country since the drawn series against the British and Irish Lions in July.

When asked about switching from union to rugby league, the 27-year-old told newshub.co.nz: "It's always been in the back of my mind."

Savea said he would "definitely think about it" and added he would have to "weigh up the pros and cons and what's best for my family".

"The All Blacks is the end goal but not a real focus at the moment," he added.

Fiji knock New Zealand out of Rugby League World Cup

Fiji are into the semi-finals. Credit: PA

New Zealand are out of the World Cup after Fiji edged a try-less game to book a World Cup semi-final date with Australia.

The Kiwis, finalists in the last three tournaments, looked a shadow of their former selves and Fiji took advantage to claim a 4-2 victory in an error-strewn first meeting between the sides.

Fiji dominated the first half in Wellington but were too slow and laboured to break the Kiwis down as they failed to add to Apisai Koroisau's penalty.

The Bati could not make the most of Jordan Rapana's sin-binning and only held a slender advantage heading into the closing stages after Shaun Johnson and Taane Milne exchanged two-pointers.

But that proved to be enough as they held on to reach a third successive semi-final.

Advertisement

Load more updates