New Zealand’s World Cup-winning Number 10, Dan Carter has retired from all rugby.
Carter made the announcement on Saturday, bring an end to his illustrious 19-year career.
The 38-year-old played 112 times for New Zealand. He played his last test in 2015 when he produced a man-of-the-match display to help the All Blacks to victory over Australia in the World Cup final.
Carter was also part of the New Zealand team that won the 2011 edition of the tournament, though he missed the final after tearing his groin tendon.
Carter leaves the game as the highest point scorer in test rugby with 1,598, more than 350 points clear of England’s Jonny Wilkinson.
Carter was named International Rugby Player of the Year three times in his career, equalling the record held by longtime team mate and skipper Richie McCaw.
After his international retirement, he went to France where he played for three years at Racing 92. He then had two seasons with the Kobe Steelers in Japan. He returned to New Zealand last year for a brief stint with the Auckland Blues.