Giggs loves the All Blacks way
has now morphed into the finest player on the planet and a No 10 considered to be on a par with Carter at his best.
‘‘I spoke to Dan Carter a few months ago and he was saying about the New Zealand rugby team and when he was there how he had to look after Beauden Barrett,’’ Giggs said.
‘‘He was after his place, but in New Zealand you have to look after the next generation. I thought it was fantastic that if he didn’t, he would have got hammered from the All Blacks media, the fans, and that’s just part and parcel of why the All Blacks are so great.
‘‘Even though he’s after his place, he still has to guide him and help him along.’’
Giggs said Carter told him the All Blacks’ system of mentorship made him a better player and kept him on top of his game.
‘‘It probably prolonged his career because he still wanted that jersey, but knew he had someone biting at his ankles and wanting to take his place,’’ added Giggs.
‘‘It’s very exciting and it gives them (young players) a great chance. That’s what I believe in – giving youth a chance. The experienced players are important in that respect too.’’
PJ Tucker (Houston) dunks during the win against Golden State.