All Black Flyer Julian Savea dropped his car late on Saturday night after his wife fell asleep at the wheel, his wife claims.
The incident came after the Jet Heeled wing scored a goal in Toulon's 26:16 win over Perpignan in the top 14.
On the way home, the 28-year-old lost control of his car and avoided serious injuries, according to his wife Fatima.
Julian Savea (R) threw his car after playing for Toulon on Saturday, his wife said (L)
Fatima Savea revealed details of the crash in her Instagram story in the early hours of Sunday
ALL BLACK'S TOP 10 TRY SCORERS
1 Doug Howlett – 49 trials (62 tests)
– Christian Cullen – 49 trials (46 tests)
2 Joe Rokocoko – 46 tests (68 tests)
– Julian Savea – 46 trials (54 tests)
5 Jeff Wilson – 44 trials (60 tests)
6 Jonah Lomu – 37 trials (63 tests)
7th Tana Umaga – 36 trials (74 tests)
8th John Kirwin – 35 trials (63 tests)
9 Mils Muliaina – 34 trials (100 tests)
10 Ben Smith – 33 trials (74 tests)
Fatima Savea wrote in a post on Instagram.
"Tonight Julian fell asleep behind the wheels [sic] from his car and hit his car. Luckily he's in bed with me after he's been brought home by the ambulance because I silly mute his phone and missed all the phone calls and lyrics. "
"If you know Julian, you know that someday he'll fall asleep somewhere (a problem he's always had). That's why I'm so thankful to God for bringing him home to Jude and me and keeping him safe tonight.
I can not stress enough how important it is not to drive when you are tired. Julian was lucky tonight. "
Fatima also made a quick effort to suppress every thought he had drunk, claiming that her husband had been sober for eight months.
"And before anyone makes a guess, no alcohol was involved," she added.
"First, he was sober for 8 months (woohoo). Second, the police did a full test, etc. And who is stupid enough to drink and drive?
"I'm just so thankful he's safe at home!"
The man known as the Bus has landed 46 times in 54 tests for all Blacks so far
The man known as the Bus has landed 46 times in 54 tests for all Blacks so far. a faster batting average than any player from a leading nation in the history of the game.
Since then, he has been unable to play for New Zealand after completing the move to French club Toulon this summer – a move that has led to controversy, often due to Fatima's openness to social media.
It hit the top 14 in a series of devastating tweets in September, one of which said, "Rugby on this side of the world has been very lagging behind. I feel Julian's pain out on the field. "
Since then, he has been unable to play for New Zealand after moving to the French club Toulon