"Huge" - All Blacks legend Dan Carter names the world's best four fly-halves - Ruck

“Huge” – All Blacks legend Dan Carter names the world’s best four fly-halves

Dan Carter, the absolute legend, smashed the Rugby World Cup twice with the Kiwis, once in 2011 and then again in 2015, capping off a jaw-dropping career.

As we geared up for the latest World Cup showdown, Sports Joe threw some questions at the maestro about the current crop of fly-halves.

First up, a player who might just miss the boat,, another dude who’s definitely waving goodbye, and a couple of other big-name 10s.

See his full selection below.

#1. Romain Ntamack (France)

Ntamack, born on May 1, 1999, in Paris, is a rising star in the world of rugby. Hailing from a family of rugby legends, including his father Emile Ntamack, he has quickly made a name for himself with his exceptional skills as a fly-half.

Romain’s remarkable vision, precision kicking, and superb game management have been instrumental in France’s rugby resurgence. As a key player for both the French national team and Toulouse in club rugby, Ntamack continues to impress fans with his talent and potential.

Carter said: “Oh, Jeez, I went straight to, not because I think he’s the best fly-half, but, obviously, because of what Romain Ntamack is going through at the moment

“Having such a serious injury right leading into a Rugby World Cup game is devastating. His form for Toulouse has been incredible.

“His combination with Antoine Dupont has been been amazing. So really sad to see him go.”

#2. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)

Sexton is a renowned Irish rugby legend, born on July 11, 1985, in Dublin. As an iconic fly-half, he has etched his name in rugby history. Sexton’s illustrious career includes captaining the Irish national team and being a key figure for Leinster Rugby.

Known for his strategic brilliance, pinpoint kicks, and fearless playmaking, he’s earned numerous accolades, including Six Nations titles and British & Irish Lions appearances. Off the field, he’s admired for his leadership and commitment to the sport, making him a beloved figure in Irish rugby.

Carter said: “The way that he’s evolved his game, it’s similar to myself. You know he’s not gonna be scoring tries and he’ll probably send me a message joking about this. He’s not gonna be tries from 50 metres out, you know, beating five or six defenders to score the match-winning try.

“But his ability to control the game and influence the game has been huge for Ireland over the last few years and the big reason why they’ve been so successful because of his game management and the way he directs the team around the field. He’s such a pivotal, influential player.

“So hopefully, you know, he can find some form and get back from his injury and the setbacks that, that he’s had recently because he’s a big part of that squad.”