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Dan Carter’s top 5 players: Jonny Wilkinson, Jonah Lomu and Richie McCaw selected

Jonny Wilkinson was somebody I actually regarded as much as, I used to be gutted I by no means performed with Jonah Lomu and fortunately I used to be by no means on the other aspect to Richie McCaw… Dan Carter’s top 5 gamers after hanging up his boots

Dan Carter has introduced his retirement from rugby with instant impact.

The All Blacks legend is broadly considered one of the best No 10 of all time after profitable a Lions sequence, two World Cups and turning into the very best points-scorer in Test rugby.

Exclusively revealing the information in Sportsmail, the 38-year-old mentioned the choice was accelerated by the affect of the pandemic. ‘I got here again to New Zealand (from Japan) due to Covid and that put all the pieces in perspective,’ he mentioned. ‘I wanted to be all in, however I simply did not have that drive any extra.

‘I took just a few months to chew it over. The extra time I spent with my household, the extra I realised I’ve clocked off. Now is the time to decide to that call.’

Here, the All Blacks legend picks out his top 5 gamers… 

All Blacks legend Dan Carter has introduced his retirement from rugby with instant impact

Jonah Lomu

He bowled me over about 5m once I tried to sort out him in one in every of my first video games. A celebrity. Gutted I by no means performed with him.

Jonah Lomu bowled me over about 5m when I tried to tackle him in one of my first games

Jonah Lomu bowled me over about 5m once I tried to sort out him in one in every of my first video games

Schalk Burger

An absolute beast. I felt like I had a goal on me each time I performed the Springboks.

I felt like I had a target on me every time I played the Springboks because of Schalk Burger

I felt like I had a goal on me each time I performed the Springboks due to Schalk Burger

Thierry Dusautoir

He had some blinding video games in large moments — none extra so than within the 2007 and 2011 World Cup video games in opposition to the All Blacks.

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Thierry Dusautoir (C) had some blinding video games in large moments, together with in opposition to All Blacks

Jonny Wilkinson

Someone I actually regarded as much as and I attempted to have an analogous work ethic. The 2005 Lions tour was a little bit of a fanboy second for me.

Jonny Wilkinson was someone I really looked up to and I tried to have a similar work ethic

Jonny Wilkinson was somebody I actually regarded as much as and I attempted to have an analogous work ethic

Richie McCaw 

I learnt so much from enjoying alongside my outdated mate. An actual chief and took us to back-to-back World Cups. Thank God I used to be by no means on the other aspect!

I learnt a lot from playing alongside Richie McCaw. A real leader and took us to two World Cups

I learnt so much from enjoying alongside Richie McCaw. An actual chief and took us to 2 World Cups

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