Dan Carter wins the poll for rugby's player of the decade

Dan Carter played 112 Tests for New Zealand between 2003 and 2015
Dan Carter played 112 Tests for New Zealand between 2003 and 2015
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All Blacks legend Dan Carter has been voted as the rugby's player of the decade in a poll conducted by World Rugby.

Carter played 112 Tests for New Zealand since his debut in 2003 and announced his retirement in 2015 scoring 1598 points which is the highest in the history of Test rugby. He also went on to win the International Rugby Board Player of the Year in 2005, 2012 and 2015 and is among the 20 players in the history of the game to win dual World Cups when the All Blacks clinched the title in the 2011 and 2015 editions.

Ever since his retirement from international rugby, Carter went on to play for Racing 92 before switching to Kobelco Steelers in 2018.

The 37-year-old went n to beat Aaron Smith (New Zealand), Owen Farrell (England) and fellow All Blacks star Beauden Barrett to reach the final to lock horns with his former captain Richie McCaw, who defeated Tendai Mtawarira, Italy's Sergio Parisse and his successor Kieran Read.

The other nominated players include Jonathan Sexton, Will Genia, Bryan Habana, Ma'a Nonu, Brodie Retallick, Alun-Wyn Jones, David Pocock and Sam Warburton.

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