All Blacks great Dan Carter set to return to New Zealand rugby

Speculation is mounting about a possible Dan Carter return to New Zealand rugby.

The New Zealand Herald reports the 38-year-old All Blacks great is set to sign with the Blues in the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition, following a foot injury rubbing out usual fullback Stephen Perofeta.

Carter’s contract with Japanese club Kobe Steelers cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and after three-years overseas, the legendary All Blacks skipper wants to end his career in his homeland.

Who wouldn’t want a legend as a replacement player? Photo: AFP Photo / Gaizka IrozSource:AFP

Signing Carter, the dual World Cup winner and three-time world player of the year, as a replacement player would also only cost the Blues $1800 per week.

Carter’s surprise presence would be the icing on the playmaking cake, giving the Blues depth beyond their wildest dreams, especially in a New Zealand derby competition that promises to be brutally combative.

The news won’t go down well with Crusaders supporters, with whom Carter played 141 games, winning three titles, before heading overseas after finishing his illustrious test career following the 2015 World Cup.

Originally published asCarter set for Super Rugby comeback

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