Dan Carter’s incredible record against the Springboks

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All Blacks legend Dan Carter brought the curtain down on his incredible career on Saturday, hanging up his boots at the age of 38.

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Rugby’s history books is littered with the name ‘Dan Carter’ such was his dominance at Super Rugby level and on the international stage.

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A glance at Dan Carter’s records (thanks Wikipedia) shows that he’s the Super Rugby and Test points record holder.

Dan Carter scored 1 708 points in 141 matches for the Crusaders (average 12 points per match) and 1 598 points in 112 Tests for the All Blacks (average 14 points).

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But how did Dan Carter fare against the Springboks? Very well!

In 19 matches in total, he ended up on the winning side no fewer than 15 times for a win-record of 79%.

In those 19 matches, Carter scored 3 tries and kicked 55 penalties, 33 conversions and 3 drop goals for a total of 255 points at an average of 13.4 points per match.

And in one of those Tests he came on as a substitute and didn’t take a shot at goal!

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In addition to his numerous records, Dan Carter also won the following titles:

Rugby World Cups – 2 (2011, 2015)

Tri-Nations/Rugby Championships – 9 (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)

British & Irish Lions series – 1 (2005)

Grand Slam tour wins – 3 (2005, 2008, 2010)

NZ domestic titles with Canterbury – 5 (2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Super Rugby titles with Crusaders – 3 (2005, 2006, 2008)

Top 14 titles – 2 with Perpignan (2009) and Racing 92 (2016)

Japanese League title with Steelers – 1 (2018)

IRB Player of the Year – 3 (2005, 2012, 2015)

Thanks for the memories, DC!

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