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Dan Carter: Rugby Union

Daniel William “Dan” Carter (born: 5 March 1982) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He started playing rugby at the age of 5 as a half back (scrum half) and represented Ellesmere and Canterbury County. He represented New Zealand internationally from 2003 to 2015, the Crusaders in 2003 to 2015, Canterbury in 2002 to 2015, Perpignan in 2008 to 2009 and Racing Metro in 2015. Carter attended Ellesmere College where mostly played first five-eight and during his senior year, he was transferred to Christ Church High School to further his chances of making it big in rugby.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Dan Carter received numerous awards including the Kelvin Tremain Memorial Trophy for Player of the Year, Rebel Sport Super 14 Player of the Year, IRB International Player of the Year, Rebel Sport Super 14 Player of the Year and Most Super Rugby and Test points in the world.

Why Is He So Good?

He was once a quiet young man who kept his inspirations to himself. Now, Carter is one of the world’s best fly-half. He possesses the complete package – excessive speed, defensive strength and hazardous side-step. He is also a consistent goal-kicker and a smart strategist.

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