WATCH: Axed for being too fat, Julian Savea returns to gobble up Super Rugby hat-trick 4 years ago

WATCH: Axed for being too fat, Julian Savea returns to gobble up Super Rugby hat-trick

The Jaguares knew what was going to hit them and still couldn't stop it.

Julian Savea loves a hat-trick. Just ask Ireland.

The All Blacks winger scorched one in on his Test debut against us, in 2012. Since then, he's been pretty damned handy. He was the leading try-scorer at a triumphant World Cup, last autumn.

Savea, as he has admitted himself, enjoyed the post-World Cup celebrations and returned to pre-season overweight.

His coaches, at Wellington Hurricanes, were far from pleased and dropped him for a few games.

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Savea returned to first team action, today, and only went and scored a hat-trick. Typical.

Jaguares looked up for the fight, in 'Welly', but Hurricanes high-tempo game and lightning quick backs were too much for them.

And Savea? Sensational.