Racing Hire Dan Carter’s Former All Blacks Teammate As Personal ‘Minder’
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Dan Carter is expected to make his Racing 92 debut this weekend and the French club have employed a minder to take care of their star recruit.
Carter is due to line up for his new club against Northampton in the European Rugby Champions Cup but, with off-field requests being massive, Racing have hired Carter’s former All Blacks team-mate Ali Williams to look after the fly-half. The second-row Williams finished his playing career with Toulon last season.
“Given his experience, his main mission will be to advise and help manage the many demands of Dan Carter, including the media,” said Racing on the club’s website, with Williams starting work on Saturday. “Mr Williams will also conduct commercial relations operations for an investment account.”
Racing, who are fourth in the Top 14 and boast an unbeaten home record this season, are looking to Carter to help them close the gap on Toulon in the domestic league and Europe. The media demands on him since his arrival in Paris a couple of week ago have been extensive and the recruitment of Williams is designed to cut down on the distractions when he starts playing.
Source: The Guardian