"Incredible talent" - All Blacks legend Dan Carter ranks his five toughest opponents - Ruck

“Incredible talent” – All Blacks legend Dan Carter ranks his five toughest opponents

Renowned rugby icon Dan Carter, hailed as the preeminent back of the professional era, has recently divulged his list of the six most formidable adversaries he encountered during his illustrious career.

As the all-time leading points scorer in international rugby, amassing 1,598 points across 112 caps and two Rugby World Cup triumphs, Carter’s insights hold immense weight.

Drawing from a range of Q&A sessions, including one with the Independent, he openly shared his top five toughest rivals with fans and fellow rugby enthusiasts.

DID YOU KNOW? In the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final against Australia, Dan Carter kicked four penalties, two conversions and a drop goal, and was named the man of the match.

#6. Thierry Dusautoir (France)

Dusautoir is a retired French rugby legend, renowned for his exceptional leadership and tenacity on the field. As a former captain of the French national team, he played a pivotal role in their 2011 Rugby World Cup Final appearance. Dusautoir’s career exemplifies resilience and dedication to the sport.

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

DID YOU KNOW? He broke the record for most tackles in a match, making 38 tackles against the All Blacks in the 2007 World Cup final