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Player Profile – Dan Carter

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Basic Info

Full Name: Daniel William Carter

Date of Birth: 5th March 1982Player Profile – Dan Carter

Place of Birth: Southbridge, Canterbury, New Zealand

Height: 5 ft 10 in

Position: Fly-half – InsideCenter

Current Team and Club: New Zealand All Blacks and Canterbury

Franchise: Crusaders

Turned Pro: 2002

Seniors Career:

2008-09 – USA Perpignan

2002 – till now – Canterbury

2003 – till now – Crusaders

2003 – till now – New Zealand All Blacks

Early and Personal Life

Southbridge is a small town in the South island of New Zealand. Dan Carter was born on 5th  March 1982 to Neville and Bev Carter. He has one elder sister Sarah. From the age of 5 Den Carter had started playing Rugby with Southbridge Club as a half back. He was a quiet young man who kept his inspirations within himself always. His great grand uncle Bill Dalley was the part of All Blacks Invincibles of 1924-25. Dan Carter married to Honor Carter, his long time girlfriend and New Zealand’s women’s hockey team Black Sticks player, on 9th December 2011. The couple announced Honor’s pregnancy in November 2012 and on 28th March 2013 the couple was blessed by a baby boy Marco.

Professional Career

Carter made his provincial debut for Canterbury in the year 2002 and only a year later was signed by the Super Rugby Franchise, Crusaders. With Carters dominating presence Crusaders reached the Super 12 competition in the years from 2003 to 2006 consecutively, though they lost the 2003 and 2004 finals. Carter also played with European clubs like Stade Toulousain and Perpignan.

At the age of 21 Carter made his International debut for the New Zealand All Blacks in Hamilton against Wales and scored 20 points. The next two matches too were very fruitful for the All Blacks as they managed to beat France by 31-23 and Australia (the Wallabies) by 50-21, the game in which Carter was a substitute.

Dan Carter has, as of now, scored 1, 440 test points with 29 tries, 256 conversions, 255 penalties and 6 drop goals. Along with Richie McCaw, Dan Carter is the highest paid Rugby player of New Zealand with having a contract or NZD 750, 000 per year.


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The Dan Carter Quote

Last year it was open. This year, it is wide open. You can be a great team and still finish sixth.

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