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Dan Carter has pretty much done it all.
The legendary All Blacks playmaker has won pretty much everything there is to win as an individual and as part of a team. He will go down as arguably the best outhalf the game has ever seen and one of the very best overall.
That being said he’s now 35 years-old and in the twilight of his career. Carter has one more year left on his deal with Racing and it sounds like this will be his last.
Carter told Le Parisien:
“When my career finishes, which is going to be soon unfortunately … I wish I could play forever but it’s not possible … exactly what I’m going to do, I don’t know yet. I’m trying to work out what I want to do.”
In relation to coaching, Carter has no interest.
“I’ve always kind of steered away from coaching. I don’t know why, I think they work harder than players, they work longer hours, and they’re away from family just as much as a player if not more.”
“I’m trying to work out now what I want to do, I love working with sponsors, ambassadors doing that work as a part of the game that I love.
“I feel like I have a lot of rugby knowledge, through playing for so long. I feel like I have lots of knowledge and I’d love to be able to share that with younger players, with coaches, with whoever wants to listen.”
One of the all-time greats, it’ll be a sad day for rugby when he finally hangs up his boots.