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Dan Carter didn’t hesitate when naming his ‘six’ toughest rugby opponents

Renowned rugby luminary Dan Carter, hailed as the preeminent back of the professional era, recently disclosed his rankings of the six most formidable opponents encountered during his illustrious tenure.

With a remarkable international track record as the leading points scorer in rugby history, Carter’s insights bear significant weight.

Drawing from diverse Q&A sessions, including one with the Independent, he shared his top adversaries with fans and fellow rugby aficionados.

DID YOU KNOW? In the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final against Australia, Dan Carter kicked four penalties, two conversions and a drop goal, and was named the man of the match.

#6. Thierry Dusautoir (France)

Dusautoir, a French rugby legend, epitomizes resilience and leadership. Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, he rose to prominence as a stalwart flanker and captained France to the 2011 Rugby World Cup final, earning the prestigious IRB Player of the Year award. His impact transcends borders, inspiring generations.

CARTER SAID: “He had some blinding games in big moments — none more so than in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup games against the All Blacks.”

DID YOU KNOW? He broke the record for most tackles in a match, making 38 tackles against the All Blacks in the 2007 World Cup final