"Someone I looked up to" - Dan Carter picks his dream backline - Ruck

“Someone I looked up to” – Dan Carter picks his dream backline

All Blacks legend Dan Carter has revealed which of his former teammates and toughest opponents would make it into his dream backline.

Way out in front as the leading points scorer in international rugby history, with 1,598 points from his 112 caps. Throw in a further 1,708 points for the Crusaders and the fly-half’s impact on the game cannot be emphasised enough.

There was to be injury-enforced World Cup frustration in 2007 and 2011, but he ended his Test career on the perfect note as he produced a Man of the Match display in the 2015 final to guide the All Blacks to glory. A fitting farewell.

Check out his dream backline.

BACK-THREE:

  • 15. Ben Smith (New Zealand)
  • 14. Bryan Habana (South Africa)
  • 11. Jonah Lomu (New Zealand)

Carter on Lomu: ““He was the toughest player. I played against him once, I was 19-year-old and tried to tackle him, kinda woke up five metres back. He changed the game of rugby.”

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