At age 38, All Blacks star Dan Carter announced his retirement from international rugby through a message on their social networks.
While he was part of the Blues squad during last year’s Super Rugby Aotearoa tournament, he did not play a game for the Auckland-based franchise.
In its extensive record, won three Super Rugby titles with the Crusaders in 2005, 2006 and 2008, as well as the Top 14 with Perpignan (2009) and Racing 92 (2016).
He also had a season and title with the Kobelco Steelers in the Japan Top League from 2018 to 2020, but he rejoined Racing 92 temporarily in 2019 as a medical joker.
Carter broke the news of his retirement through a Twitter post in which he wrote: “Today I am officially retiring from professional rugby. A sport that I have played for 32 years and that has helped me become the person I am today. I cannot thank everyone who has participated in my journey enough, especially you , the fans. Rugby will always be a part of my life. Thank you. “
Made its international debut for New Zealand against Wales in Hamilton in 2003 and represented his country in 112 tests. He retired from All Blacks rugby after his country’s triumph at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and after scoring 1,598 points, making him the all-time top scorer.
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. pic.twitter.com/HTJl85ZcRB
– Dan Carter (@DanCarter) February 20, 2021