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

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  • Dual World Cup winner to sign for Blues in NZ Super Rugby
  • 38-year-old is a free agent since Top League shut down

Dan Carter is poised to join the Blues at the age of 38 in a shock signing ahead of the New Zealand Super Rugby championship. The world record Test point-scorer is expected to confirm on Thursday he has joined the Kiwi franchise as injury cover and will play his first rugby on New Zealand soil for five years.

Three-time world player of the year Carter spent 13 seasons playing five-eighth for the Crusaders before taking up offshore contracts in France and Japan. The last of his 112 Tests was the 2015 World Cup final win over Australia at Twickenham, where he took his points tally to 1,598.

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Source: www.theguardian.com