New Zealand international Julian Savea admitted that he is weighing up options to switch code to rugby league after he was overlooked by All Blacks.
The Hurricanes winger last played for Steve Hansen's side in July against the British and Irish Lions and is just three short of Doug Howlett's All Blacks record of 49 tries.
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.