Revealed: Why Dan Carter Decided To Take All Blacks’ Final Conversion With His Weaker Foot


Did you notice something strange about Dan Carter’s final kick in the Rugby World Cup Final?

After Beauden Barrett had touched down to put the final beyond Australia, Dan Carter lined up the conversion to put a cap on his perfect performance.

But it was a little different.

For the first time in his career Carter decided to indulge himself by taking a place kick with his weaker foot.

“It was a bit weird but it’s always been a dream of mine to kick a conversion right-footed,” Carter said.

“I sort of had a bit of fun with the guys in the team that it would ever happen. The opportunity came. I practised a few in ­training off my right foot and I just thought I’d give it a little go.”

Predictably the kick was absolutely perfect, New Zealand ran out 34-17 victors and the greatest out-half of all time cemented his place in history.

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