PRO­FILE

BeRugby - - Legends -

Born in Lee­ston, a town on the South Is­land of New Zealand, Carter has had an il­lus­tri­ous rugby ca­reer which has seen him en­ter­tain crowds across the world for over 16 years! The now-35-year-old has re­tired from in­ter­na­tional rugby, but he is still ply­ing his trade for Rac­ing 92 in the Top 15 (France’s premier rugby com­pe­ti­tion).

Carter rose to fame in 2002 with Can­ter­bury, and then the Cru­saders in the 2003 Su­per Rugby com­pe­ti­tion. He made his in­ter­na­tional de­but in the same sea­son, scor­ing 20 points against Wales, in­clud­ing his first try. He went on to ap­pear in 4 Rugby World Cups, tak­ing top honours in the 2011 and 2015 edi­tions.

Known for his of­ten flaw­less kick­ing, both out of hand and from the tee, New Zealand have won nearly 90% of matches that Carter has played in. Dur­ing his 112 caps, they lost only 12 times! De­spite not scor­ing a try since 2010, he crossed the white­wash 29 times in his ca­reer and the All Blacks only lost on one oc­ca­sion when Carter had scored.

With so many records, we’ve picked out some of his big­gest and most no­table for you to en­joy. If you want to catch Mr Carter in ac­tion be­fore he hangs up his boots for good, the Euro­pean Cham­pi­ons Cup is in full swing and you’ll see him run­ning out for Rac­ing 92 in Pool Four, where they face Le­ices­ter, Mun­ster and Cas­tres.

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