Dan Carter Linked With Shock Move Following Japan Departure
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Dan Carter could be the next big name to sign for a Major League Rugby (MLR) side after the former All Black announced he has departed Japanese Top League side Kobe Steelers.
The former two-time World Player of the Year took to social media on Friday to announce his departure and thank the Japanese side for the last two seasons.
“I want to thank the club, fans and my team-mates for welcoming me and making the last two seasons some of the most enjoyable rugby I have ever played,” Carter said.
“The club’s future is looking very bright, and I’m glad I got to add my little piece to the Kobe Steelers legacy.”
Carter joined the Steeler from Racing 92 in 2018 and led them to a league title in his first season. Carter recently turned 38 but according to RugbyPass, Rugby United New York want to sign him for the 2021 season.
The big spenders have attracted the likes of Ben Foden and Mathieu Bastareaud in recent years with former England captain Chris Robshaw also linked with a move to New York.
Despite his age, Carter would probably run absolute riot in America and would no doubt be the biggest signing in MLR history so far.