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

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  • 10. Jonny Wilkinson (England)
  • 9. Aaron Smith (New Zealand)

CARTER SAID: “You might of heard of him? Former England captain and Toulon player Jonny is probably the closest thing I’ve seen to the perfect rugby player.

“He was someone I really looked up to and I tried to have a similar work ethic. The 2005 Lions tour was a bit of a fanboy moment for me.”

DID YOU KNOW? Wilkinson’s brother, Mark, was also a Newcastle player who made 16 appearances in the Premiership for the side between 2002 and 2005, predominantly as a centre

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