Dan Carter's all-time rugby dream team, two Ireland legends included - Ruck

Dan Carter’s all-time rugby dream team, two Ireland legends included

Dan Carter, the leading points scorer in international rugby, unveils a Dream Team poised to conquer any rugby era.

His 1,598 international points and 1,708 for the Crusaders underscore his unparalleled impact. Despite World Cup setbacks, his Test career concluded triumphantly in the 2015 final.

Explore the Dream Team below.

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15. Ben Smith (New Zealand)

A dynamic fullback with unparalleled skills, Smith’s versatility and try-scoring prowess make him a dream team asset.

14. Bryan Habana (South Africa)

A speedster and try-scoring machine, Habana’s impact on the wing is legendary, contributing to South Africa’s triumphs.

11. Jonah Lomu (New Zealand)

Carter hails Lomu as a game-changer, recalling the formidable force he was, revolutionizing rugby with his power and speed.

Carter on Lomu: ““He was the toughest player. I played against him once, I was 19-year-old and tried to tackle him, kinda woke up five metres back. He changed the game of rugby.”


13. Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)

An icon in Irish rugby, O’Driscoll’s work ethic and leadership earn him a place alongside legends in Carter’s dream team.

Carter on O’Driscoll: “Two giants of the game that have worn the green jersey were Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll. Their work rate and how they conducted themselves on and off the pitch was exemplary.”

12. Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand)

A powerhouse in midfield, Nonu’s physicality and skill complement Carter’s dream team strategy.