All Blacks legend Dan Carter could be making a shock return to the sport just 12 months after initially hanging up his boots seemingly for good.
The 39-year-old. who was a key member in the team’s 2015 World Cup title victory, retired from test rugby following that tournament but has remained active in various levels of the game since.
After stints with Racing 92 in France and Kobelco Steelers in Japan, Carter returned to New Zealand in 2020 and linked up with the Blues, but failed to take the field for the Super Rugby club.
Unsurprisingly, the test centurion still has a huge following around the globe and his addition to any tournament would attract significant interest from all corners of the rugby world.
And now, reports across the pond in the US are suggesting that a number of top clubs are trying to revive a deal for Carter, who was in talks to move to Major League Rugby before the world went into lockdown.
The fly-half, who had hinted at a comeback in late 2021, has been on the field training once again in recent weeks.
His good friend Ma’a Nonu has recently committed to San Diego legion for the 2022 campaign.
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#5. Thierry Dusautoir (France)
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