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Dan Carter heads to South Africa for coaching role

Legendary All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter is heading to South Africa to get his hands on the next generation of Springbok hopefuls.

The 2015 World Cup winner, who scored 1,598 points in 112 Tests for the All Blacks,will be showcasing his talent during the tour at two coaching clinics in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 11 and 12 September, respectively. 

A prolific goal-kicker, a wonderful silky runner and a masterful controller, he possessed the lot and was a genuine match-winner at the highest level. The maestro made his Test debut against Wales in Hamilton in 2003, playing at inside centre and giving a sign of what was to come by scoring 20 points.

One of his greatest performances came in the second Test against the Lions in 2005, when he outshone Wilkinson in their fly-half battle to lead New Zealand to an emphatic 48-18 triumph in Wellington.

He scored two tries, five penalties, and four conversions and ended the match with 33 points, easily eclipsing the previous record of 18.

 The clinics will be targeted at players aged between 13 and 21. 

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Dan Carter ranks his five toughest opponents

Ahead of his Kickathon event for UNICEF and the DC10 Fund, the 40-year-old ran through his “best of the best” in a lengthy interview with the Aotearoa Rugby Pod.

#5. Thierry Dusautoir (France)

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