WITH THE news that Dan Carter had signed for Racing Métro, we had to go through his highlights reel to find some of his best moments. The 102-times capped All Black will effectively end his international career after the 2015 World Cup, when he moves to Paris, and the good news for fans in the northern hemisphere is that they’re likely to see him play in the European Champions Cup.
The legendary ten will replace Ireland’s Johnny Sexton, who will return to his home town of Dublin to play for Leinster in 2015. Both have stretched the cheque book of Racing owner Jacky Lorenzetti, but according to reports Carter will earn a whopping €1.5m (£790,000) per year, as part of his three-year contract.
Carter, who made his New Zealand debut in 2003, aged 21, has had a stint in France before. The fly-half played for Perpignan in 2008-09, when the NZRU granted him a sabbatical, though an Achilles tendon injury meant he played a limited part in their campaign.
An ever-present in the All Blacks side for the past 11 years, Carter won the World Cup in 2011, though he famously got injured before the knock-out stages began. It was Stephen Donald who kicked the winning penalty in Auckland.