Daniel Carter will leave NZ Rugby at the end of 2015 and head to France to finish his career.
He leaves with absolutely nothing more to give to fans in New Zealand, even if he helps win successive Rugby World Cup titles in England next season.
Carter confirmed his move to Paris based club Racing Metro today and will join the team following next year’s World Cup.
Arguably, Carter is the greatest All Black to ever wear the 10 jersey and has been chased for his signature by clubs all around the world for years now. This won’t be the first time a French club has seen the services of Carter however, Perpignan fielded Carter for a season a few years back, a season that ended with for Carter with a ruptured achilles.
Carter will be hoping to experience French rugby on a little more of a positive note this time around for sure.
It may not be known to some rugby fans in New Zealand, but Carter actually recommitted twice to rugby on these shores already throughout his 13-year career.
The first was after the 2007 World Cup where the All Blacks were sent home after the quarter finals, and the second was immediately following the successful 2011 campaign.
A Crusader right throughout his career, Carter will head into 2015 knowing it will be his last on New Zealand soil and you’d think a Super Rugby title with the Crusaders and a World Cup victory would satisfy All Blacks best ever fly half.