Retirement looms for Kiwi legend

Dan Carter (Rugby Dump)

Image: Rugby Dump

Dan Carter’s rugby union career looks to be all but over.

The former All Black and New Zealand national treasure has been on the receiving end of a number of niggling and more serious injuries in the past few seasons and it’s unlikely that French club Racing 92 will renew his current contract.

Asked by The Parisien if Carter would resign for a further season, assistant-coach Laurent Labit said “He’s thinking right now; we do not know yet. He will only do it if he is sure that his body is following.”

Dan Carter (City AM)

Image: City AM

The all-time leading test scorer has enjoyed a decorated club career, firstly with the Crusaders in the Super Rugby competition and later with Racing.

Carter’s teammates remain confident in spite of the 35-year-old’s injuries.

“He’s a great professional, he’s working hard and he’s going to get his level back. He counts a lot for us, his presence reassures us in games but also in training,” loose forward Antonie Claassen said.

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