Breaking rugby news | Dan Carter officially hangs up his boots

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Dan Carter has hung up the boots at the age of 38 after an incredible career that will see him go down as one of the greatest players to grace the game.

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Writing on his social media accounts on Saturday, 20 February, Carter said, “I officially retire from professional rugby today. A sport I’ve played 32 years which has helped shape me into the person I am today. I can’t thank everyone who has played a part in my journey enough, particularly you, the fans. Rugby will always be a part of my life. Thank you.”

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Carter will have his hands full in his retirement with the former All Blacks legend confirming recently that his wife Honor was pregnant with their fourth child.

Dan Carter is arguably the greatest ever rugby player, certainly in the flyhalf position.

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He played 112 Tests for the All Blacks, scoring a world leading 1 598 points. He also played 141 Super Rugby matches for the Crusaders, scoring a tournament-leading 1 708 points.

Honor Carter (nee Dillon) retired after playing 68 tests for the Black Sticks between 2004 and 2011.

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