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


10. Jonny Wilkinson (England)Carter’s role model, Wilkinson’s work ethic and precision, especially during the 2005 Lions tour, left an indelible mark.

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.”

9. Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

A dynamic scrum-half, Smith’s quick thinking and distribution skills make him an ideal partner for Carter’s dream team.


1. Tendai Mtawarira (South Africa)

Known as “Beast,” Mtawarira’s scrummaging prowess and work rate define him as a front-row force.

2. Dane Coles (New Zealand)

A hooker with exceptional skills, Coles’ accuracy in the lineout and dynamism set him apart.

3. Olo Brown (New Zealand)

A scrummaging legend, Brown’s stability in the front row makes him a crucial addition to Carter’s dream team.