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Former New Zealand wing Julian Savea flips car after sleeping at wheel, says his wife

during a Hurricanes Super Rugby training session at Rugby League Park on May 30, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand.
Image: Julian Savea is lucky to be alive, says his wife Fatima

Former New Zealand wing Julian Savea is "lucky" to be alive after falling asleep at the wheel and flipping his car on Saturday night, says his wife.

Fatima Savea says anybody who knows her husband - who played for the All Blacks 54 times - knows he has a habit of falling "asleep anywhere at any minute".

She wrote on Instagram: "Julian fell asleep behind the wheels of his car and flipped his car. Thankfully he is safe and sound after being dropped home by the ambulance.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 08:  Julian Savea of the All Blacks makes a break during the Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the British & I
Image: Savea won the 2015 Rugby World Cup with New Zealand

"If you know Julian you'll know he falls asleep anywhere at any minute (a problem he's always had). Julian was lucky tonight."

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