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RUGBY – Legend walks away from the pitch after a busy career. Former All Blacks opening half Dan Carter, double world champion in 2011 and 2015, three times best player in the world, retired at 38, he announced on Saturday February 20 on the networks social.
“I am officially retiring from professional rugby today. A sport that I played for 32 years and that has helped me become the person I am today. I cannot thank enough everyone who played a part in my journey, especially you, the supporters. Rugby will always be part of my life. Thank you ”, posted Carter, passed by the French clubs of Racing 92 and Perpignan, on Twitter and Instagram.
I officially retire from professional rugby today. A sport I’ve played 32 years which has helped shape me into the person I am today. I can’t thank everyone who has played a part in my journey enough, particularly you, the fans. Rugby will always be a part of my life. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/HTJl85ZcRB– Dan Carter (@DanCarter) February 20, 2021
Passed by the Top 14 (Perpignan 2008-2009, Racing 92 2015-2018), he played for the Blues, the Auckland franchise, where he was trying to regain playing time after returning from Japan where he had joined the Kobelco Steelers in 2018.
World rugby legend Carter, who turns 39 next month, has worn the New Zealand national team jersey 112 times. It was with the All Blacks, more than with the Canterbury or Crusaders franchises, that he forged his legend, being named three times best player in the world in 2005, in 2012 and then in 2015.
With the Blacks, he also won two World Cups, in 2011 and 2015. But also six Tri Nations (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010) and his successor the Rugby Championship (2012, 2013).
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