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Dan Carter picked his five toughest opponents, all five are box-office

Renowned rugby player Dan Carter, widely acknowledged as the greatest back of the professional era, recently revealed his rankings of the six toughest opponents he faced throughout his illustrious career.

With a remarkable record as the leading points scorer in international rugby history, boasting a staggering 1,598 points from 112 caps and two Rugby World Cup victories, Carter’s insights carry considerable authority.

Culling from various Q&A sessions he has participated in over the years, including one with the Independent, Carter shared his top five adversaries with fans and fellow rugby enthusiasts.

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)

French rugby stalwart celebrated for his exceptional leadership and tenacity on the field. Dusautoir’s career highlights include leading France to a World Cup final and earning numerous accolades for his defensive prowess and unwavering commitment to the game.

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