New Zealand legend Dan Carter has ruled out the option to return back to Super Rugby for the 2019 season after he was linked up with Highlanders.
“I’m not sure where that came from,” Carter told Stuff.
“I hadn’t actually thought about it. Hayden Parker, he’s in the same team as me, we were away on camp, and he read something about me going down there and that was the first I’d heard about it.
“I think I’d prefer after the Japanese season to spend a bit of time with my family, rather than play another Super Rugby season.”
Carter enjoyed a 12-year stint between 2003 and 2015 with Crusaders before moving to Perpignan and Racing 92 and he is pleased to see the domination from the Christchurch outfit as they went on to achieve their second consecutive and ninth overall Super Rugby title in the 2018 season.