The All Blacks legendary fly-half Dan Carter is reportedly in talks with a unnamed Major League Rugby side.
With the playmaker edging towards the end of his playing career, the 38-year-old wants to follow in the footsteps of fellow 2011 and 2015 World Cup winner Ma’a Nonu and have a late-career flutter in the MLR
Nonu signed for San Diego Legion for the 2020 season and fitted in well before the campaign was terminated in March after just five rounds of matches due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Carter’s move, which would have already happened if not for the ongoing world crisis, would depend on whether the league goes ahead as normal between March and July as he wants to be back in New Zealand for the birth of his fourth child this summer
Carter signed for the Auckland Blues last season but didn’t end up getting any playing time thanks to the Covid-enforced cancellation of the final Super Rugby Aotearoa clash against the Crusaders, where he was set to make his debut.
The number 10 bowed out of international rugby after leading the All Blacks to victory at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The three-time World Rugby Player of the Year then spent three seasons in Paris with Racing 92 before joining the Kobelco Steelers in Japan in 2018.
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4&5. Brian O’Driscoll & Paul O’Connell (Ireland)
Carter said: “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.”