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Dan Carter Picks Dream Team with ‘greatest ever Wilkinson’, No Martin Johnson


  • 6. Schalk Burger (South Africa)
  • 7. Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
  • 8. Thierry Dusautoir (France)

Carter on Burger: ““A real competitor and absolute top bloke off the field as well. His mindset was a little bit different when he was out there competing. That just made him such a tough opponent to come up against.”

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

Carter on McCaw: “I learnt a lot from playing alongside my old mate. A real leader and took us to back-to-back World Cups. Thank God I was never on the opposite side!”


  • 10. Jonny Wilkinson (England)
  • 9. Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

Carter on Wilkinson: “Someone I really looked up to and I tried to have a similar work ethic. The 2005 Lions tour was a bit of a fanboy moment for me.”