Legendary All Black Dan Carter is celebrating his birthday today, meaning there is no better time to go over some classic Carter trivia.
He has an impressive record of 1,516 international points – the leading international scorer in rugby history, with 270 more than former England captain and World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson.
His mother almost crashed her car when she first saw the eight-foot high poster of Dan modelling underwear.
Carter is New Zealand’s most capped Fly Half of all time and described by his team as “near faultless in every department”
His great uncle was Canterbury and New Zealand half back Bill Dalley, a member of the 1924–25 Invincibles and later a Canterbury rugby administrator.
In November 2015 Carter revealed that, while recovering from an Achilles tendon tear in 2013, he met with Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots of the National Football League about possibly joining the team as a kicker.