Outspoken French rugby boss Mourad Boudjellal has taken a swipe at Dan Carter after the former All Black flyhalf signed a deal in Japan.
The 35-year-old, who has represented French club Racing 92 for the past two years, recently signed a two-year deal with the Kobe Steelers in Japan and will join at the end of the season.
Boudjellal, who is the owner of star-studded French club Toulon, mocked Carter’s decision to move to Japan.
“Dan Carter told us this week that he is 35, 36, and is leaving for Japan. But it must also be said that there is a beautiful financial project in a league where there are 10 matches including eight to play against one-legged players. All will be well, there is no problem,” Boudjellal said on the Eurosport website.
“This is not something that makes a rugby player dream of going to Japan. This is just dreaming of his tax inspector.”
“It is normal that he wanted, for his old age, to have a more juicy contract,” concluded Boudjellal.