Ardie Savea Biography

Ardie Savea is a New Zealand personality and a rugby union player. He plays as a flanker and wears the number 8. Ardie played for Wellington from 2012 to 2023 and the Hurricanes from 2013 to 2023. He will start playing for Kobelco Kobe Steelers from the beginning of the new season – 2024.

Ardie also plays international Rugby games for the New Zealand All Blacks. He was a member of the 2019 Rugby World Cup squad and the nominee for the player of the year 2019. Previously, he was the captain of Wellington and played for the Barbarian F.C., for the New Zealand U20’s team.

Ardie Savea Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, Net Worth

Ardie Savea was born on 14th October 1993, making him 30 years old as of 2023. He was a member of the Rongotai College 1st XV, where he captained the team in the final year of high school. First, he began with an outside center at high school and then shifted to the place of the forwards in his professional career. Ardie shared his childhood with his older brother Julian, who is also a Rugby player and who plays for All Blacks. Julian previously played as a wing for the Hurricanes.


Ardie has represented the New Zealand team in the sevens circuit. In the 2013 Super Rugby season, he joined the Hurricanes team and signed a two-year deal with them. Then, in November 2013, he traveled with All Blacks to Europe with his older brother Julian.

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As per the words of Coach Steve Hansen, Ardie was given the chance to introduce himself to the life of All Blacks. He was the non-playing apprentice and was selected to play international games for New Zealand, making a future team of big names, including Jordie Barrett and Atunaisa Moli.

2023 Rugby World Cup Finals

Ardie, aged 30, took over as captain for New Zealand when Sam Cane got injured before the World Cup opener against France. Due to a late notice about the match, Ardie rallied the team, ensuring they made it to the pitch on time.

His presence led the team to appear on the pitch of the World Cup, and in the middle of the situation, the media started questioning Ardie about the loss and it all happened in France or a foreign land. He could not give any answer to the French media as it was their first-ever pool-stage loss. But what he could speak was,

“It is important to stay close and stay tight.” “We lost the battle, but there is still a war to be won.”

There are only 80 minutes left to complete the final mission of the game and announce who will win the World Cup. While France fell in the last eight games, it is New Zealand that has reached to take the place and stood against South Africa. Before this, on the land of France, in O.L. Stadium, New Zealand won the match of 29th September 2023 against Italy with the scores 96-17.

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Ardie Savea Biography

Real Name Ardie Suemalo Savea
Birth Date 14 October 1993
Age (as of 2023) 30 Years
Birth Place Wellington, New Zealand
Profession Rugby Union Player
College Rongotai College
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 102 kg  –  in Pounds –  225 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown


Father Masena Savea
Mother Lina Savea
Brother Julian Savea

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Saskia Hartmann-Hechenberger 
Children Three

Personal Life

Ardie is a happy-living married man and a father of three. He has married his long-time partner and girlfriend, Saskia, in 2018. Ardie Savea himself is of Samoan descent. His wife, Saskia, is a mental health advocate.

Social Media

Ardie is available on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. On LinkedIn, he describes himself as “….Making younique impact on & off the field….” and goes by the name Ardie Savea. He has around 500+ connections on LinkedIn and had the last activity around six months ago.

He made his last post concerning the announcement of a scholarship called “Rutherford & Bond Toyota x Ardie Savea Leadership Programmes/Scholarship 2023.” On Twitter, he is available with an unverified name – ardie savea [@ardiesavea], where he has 48.2K followers and stays quite active on Twitter.

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On Instagram, he is available with a verified handle name – @ardiesavea, with 383 followers, 1,654 following members, and 1,339 posts. Seeing his Instagram post, we learned that one of his son’s names is Kove. Kove became one year old on 7th September 2023.

Ardie Savea Net Worth

We assume Ardie Savea’s net worth is around $3 to $5 million, as there is no description of his net worth on any official website. Moreover, he has been playing rugby since 2012 and also carries a clothing company in his name. He is also a good entertainer and has started a podcast.


  • Outside his rugby career, Ardie has purchased a clothing company and runs the same in his name.
  • Besides this, Ardie has also started a podcast.

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