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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WIN an adidas ball signed by All Black legend Dan Carter

All Black Dan Carter and reporter Meghan Mutrie challenged rising star Fletcher Smith to a series of kicking challenges at Christchurch Boys High recently. Dan got involved himself, and today we've got the ball he kicked as part of a giveaway for RD visitors.

The trickshot videos are part of the adidas launch of the Predator Incurza, and the Everything's a Target campaign. The boot has been designed for superior accuracy in kicking, thanks to a whole host of improved features and customisations.

Former Canadian Women's Rugby star Mutrie, who you may also know from her appearances on The Crowd Goes Wild, spent the day with Carter and Smith, and says that the All Black flyhalf is not only one of the greatest players of his generation, but is a genuinely good guy too.

"I may have misled Rugbydump when I promised a behind-the-scenes peek at Dan Carter from the making of the adidas Predator Incurza ad," Meghan told RD.

"Where a lot of celebrities and professional sportsmen could be exposed for diva-like behaviour, I'm happy to report that Santa Claus is real: Carter genuinely is just a great guy.

"We were on-location at Carter's alma mater in Christchurch and not exactly subtle - between the cameras, the steamroller and the presence of international rugby's leading points scorer, a small crowd started to gather.

"I watched Carter (not in a creepy way, promise) happily sign every autograph and pose for every photo during the nine hour day and not once did he roll his eyes or even sigh heavily or make any sort of comment when he returned to our group. He was good chat, too.

"So, he's a great person, let alone athlete, but it was really cool to see him legitimately nail all of those trick shots without any 'TV magic' - he even stayed late after the shoot until he successfully sunk an impossible off-the-wall-into-a-bin shot."

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GCMars June 27, 2012 5:07 pm

Of course, because I think Dan Carter is the best all-time fly half, not only for his score-record, but mainly for his class and personality. I think there won't be a player similar to Dan in the future, he's simply unique!

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DMcNumber8 June 27, 2012 5:09 pm

Dan Carter would definitely be my no.10

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ywp033402 June 27, 2012 5:15 pm

Of course Dan Carter will be my no.10, I don't think anyone can be better than him, both inside and outside of the rugby pitch :)

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DMon June 27, 2012 5:21 pm

Yes, Dan Carter would be my number 10!

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Tom NB June 27, 2012 5:28 pm

Dan Carter wouldn't me my number 10, my fly half would be either Morne Steyn or Johnny Wilkinson
Steyn for his brilliant game play.and wilkinson for his dedication the the kicks , every day practising the kicks until they were spot on. Dedication is what you need from a ten - and he even has a brilliant record to back it up.

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chav June 27, 2012 5:33 pm

yeah he probably would be... i don't see many other fly halfs who master every skills that rugby requires, as well as him =)
even if johnny wilkinson or michalak, when they were young really impressed me!

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Bing June 27, 2012 5:38 pm

I couldn't think of another Number 10 more deserving than Carter.

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jo June 27, 2012 5:41 pm

No i would have to pick a player such as Mark Ella who wasn't the best kicker around but had great attacking play and it could be said that the modern attack was due to him so therefore without him dan carter may not be the great player that he is.

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jodyb June 27, 2012 5:42 pm

Easy best No 10 no question Carter all the way

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sarah June 27, 2012 5:43 pm

yes!! he's a great athlete, great leader, and respects his teammates and coaching staff for their abilities and commitments. would definitely put him in the squad!

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sarah June 27, 2012 5:44 pm

AND he played HSOB just like me!! GO POLAR BEARS!!!

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Benaki June 27, 2012 5:45 pm

Dan Carter would be my number 1 on my top 10 "best nbr 10 ever" list.

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dgfmoore June 27, 2012 5:46 pm

Jonny Wilkinson

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Eli SFGGRF June 27, 2012 5:46 pm

If any one wouldnt take Carter they dont know what they are talking about. the mobility and ability to find the open man. no one better.

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rizza2695 June 27, 2012 5:47 pm

why would you even ask a silly question like that .........oh course he would be !!

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Nat Coe June 27, 2012 5:47 pm

Yes he would be, although someone like Jonny Wilkinson is outstanding in defence, Dan is solid in all areas of the game and excels in most as well. Brings a touch of class to every game he plays in!

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JT June 27, 2012 5:49 pm

Yes because Dan Carter has been the most consistent player of his time, as you can see from his record as highest point scorer. The reason is purely because hes not just a kicking fly half, he is the play maker of the team, kicks, runs and is a great decision maker, always accurate, and that's why he would be my Number 10 in my Dream XV

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conor June 27, 2012 5:49 pm

i would yes

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Scott F June 27, 2012 5:50 pm

No, Ollie Campbell would be there instead, Dan would slot into the number 12 spot and inter change with him so it would confuse the opposition with their kicking abilities and evasive running skills

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deancarter87 June 27, 2012 5:51 pm

It would be a tough call between Dan and Jonny but i think Carter would have to have the starting Jersey i genuinely think Wilkinson is a better kicker and probably a stronger defender but out of hand Carter is second to none and he also has the ability to beat defenders and attack the gain line himself he's not just a distributor like most 10's.

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zach June 27, 2012 5:51 pm

yeah he's a rugby genious, he can pull something out of nowhere and make it amazing. accurate kicking, tackles, can run the ball, committed and a machine!

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Boomboom the hooker June 27, 2012 5:52 pm

Obviously Dan would be in my dream team, his flawless goal and place kicking are second to none, he's the driving force behind the All Blacks and completes the package. He is the best fly half in this century and will be or years to come!! Any team could reach greatness with Dan in the no.10 jersey!

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MHCS June 27, 2012 5:52 pm

Maybe, I like Quade Cooper too, but Dan Carter is a great kicker so Carter would be my number 10!

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15bettis15 June 27, 2012 5:53 pm

Dan Carter is a fantastic player, and i'd say currently the best number 10 in the world. But of all time it would have to be Jonny Wilkinson, and he would of been everyone's greatest number 10 but he too many stupid injuries!

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PaddyMoynan June 27, 2012 5:54 pm

Yes! He is a great ten and does wonderful things for the All Blacks! But he would be in hot contention with Jonny Sexton as they both play pivotal roles for both their club and international teams!

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jake2711 June 27, 2012 5:55 pm

For his playmaking ability and kicking definitely but you wouldnt mind jonny wilkinsons tackling skills !!

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bez93 June 27, 2012 5:55 pm

He is easily the best no. 10 ever!! So of course he is going to be my no. 10

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Kiwi June 27, 2012 5:56 pm

Johnny Wilkinson had the potential to be in with a shout but injuries and inconsistency would rule him out!! Phil Bennet would be the second best and Dan of course would be out-half on my dream team!! He is undoubtedly one of the best players of all time!! I would have Gareth Edwards supplying him top quality ball so he can work his magic!!

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aonghusv June 27, 2012 5:56 pm

Dan Carter at 10. The guy that said Morne steyn is a complete idiot. and also the guy that said Dan Carter isnt as good as Wilkinson in defence. For some reason people dont realise that Dan carter is a great tackler. Wilkinson was the better kicker. but defensively i'd say even and running, passing and decision making goes to carter

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Ricardo Cora June 27, 2012 5:56 pm

Only if the wing is "Shine" Williams, in that case, time space continuous itself wouldnt be abble to stop them.

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simon22 June 27, 2012 5:57 pm

Yes, no other option right now!

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aonghusv June 27, 2012 5:58 pm

Dan carter is my number 10 on the Dream XV

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ACMcGhee June 27, 2012 5:58 pm

Dan Carter, definitely deserves the number 10 shirt. What other number 10 in the last 30 years has made such an impact in that position?
He makes the game exciting, high tempo and is consistently dominant in passages of play and kicking. With 87 Caps and 1284 POints to his name, his record has put himself in the history books.

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rugbynut101 June 27, 2012 6:00 pm

I love jonny but Dan Carter is a genuine running threat aswell with his pace! And obviously he can kick very accurately so yes DC would be my pick!

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UWRCF June 27, 2012 6:02 pm

Definitely not I would have to choose dan parks because of his severe dedication to club and international rugby

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John June 27, 2012 6:07 pm

Yes, it's a close call between him and Wilkinson, but Dan would be my first choice for no. 10

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DannyM June 27, 2012 6:07 pm

Of course he would be in my First XV no.10- the man is a legend. A player with that level of dedication to the sport, with his ability- you'd have to be mad not to put him as number 10, given the choice.

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JSruggers June 27, 2012 6:10 pm

DC for no.10 shirt for me.

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capitone June 27, 2012 6:11 pm

If it wins me the ball then yes he would!!

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Tgarcoa June 27, 2012 6:13 pm

Of course DC would be my 10. Since i am a 12 there is no other brother i would want on my inside!

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A-Fly June 27, 2012 6:13 pm

I think Dan Carter has to be the 10 in my team. He just exemplifies staying cool during the match and reads the game so well. I think he could take control of just about any team and lead them to victory.

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LoganSinclair June 27, 2012 6:13 pm

Yes, Dan would be my number 10. Tried to think of anyone else but for me, he is the complete package.

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ap3208 June 27, 2012 6:15 pm

Yes, Dan Carter would be my no. 10 !

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Big Pete June 27, 2012 6:15 pm

Carter would be at ten - without a doubt. Though there are some fly halfs who might have been better in specific areas, but Dan is a superbly balanced player with great kicking and exceptional playmaking. He's a stellar number 10 and definitely the most deserving of the Dream XV place.

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tryptosam June 27, 2012 6:16 pm

Since Im from Canada and there is no one here that could be 10 on that team (or any other number), I can say impartially that he would be my no. 10!

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kevinhancock June 27, 2012 6:17 pm

I would pick Dan because he does everything well. In my mind he is top three in the world in kicking, ball distribution, running, tackling, and defensive decision making. He's the best all-around #10 in the world!

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Phil S June 27, 2012 6:19 pm

Carter would be the third on my list. Good ol' Wilko as my second. King Carlos as my top choice!

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Rhys H June 27, 2012 6:19 pm

Yes to DC... full team (too many to choose from): Muliaina, Lomu, Umaga, Greenwood, S Williams, Carter, Dawson; Beast, Smit, Jenkins, Johnson (c), Eales, McCaw, Brits, Chabal

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Xenophile June 27, 2012 6:20 pm

Dan would have to be my starting 10. Although Jonny Wilkinson is close behind. Carter offers more in attack and is just so rugby-smart, while Wilko offers great rib ticklers and solid all-around play. Both are truly LEGENDS of the game.

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Matty June 27, 2012 6:28 pm

Carlos Spencer for his running ability, guy was incredible

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Lucas Vinzon June 27, 2012 6:35 pm

Cater would definetly my number ten. He is the greatest fly-half ever and such a versatile player. A legend in his own time.

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JBanstead June 27, 2012 6:36 pm

For sure. He's a sublime 10 and his vision is 2nd to no-one. Plus he sounds like a great chap!

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Scott Brand June 27, 2012 6:41 pm

definately dan he is hands down the greatest flyhalf i have ever watched live.

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SwanseaLad June 27, 2012 6:44 pm

He will most certainly be my No. 10, no doubts about it! Greatest fly-half ever to play rugby!!

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BokAbroad June 27, 2012 6:53 pm

Yeah for sure Dan Carter at 10.

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Rolf Oosterhuis June 27, 2012 7:00 pm

I would pick Carter. In my opinion he is a very complete player regarding his skills and physical strength. He can break the defensive line when he spots a small gap.
Also in defense you can count on him.

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phillipp June 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Dan Carter should be anyone's starting 10 for all-time Dream XV. His ability to pass, put people in gaps, kick from anywhere, and always make opponents plan around his presence on the field, put him at the top for fly-halves.

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jmorais June 27, 2012 7:02 pm

I would obviously have Dan Carter as my nº10 first because he is the BEST but also because he is very agile, inteligent, and versatile player.He knows how to lead a team better then anyone and his kicking is the best, he just doesn't miss a shot. He seems like a great person outside of rugby and is shows great fair play on the pitch.

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ollie June 27, 2012 7:06 pm

Dan Carter definitely number one. Jonny at his peak was better, especially playing in a less skillfull team. Carter just keeps going. It would not be surprising to see him still going in the WC Final 2015.

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UpTheLowEnd June 27, 2012 7:11 pm

Yeah i'd have Carter at 10. Him, or Wilko in his prime.

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Mark June 27, 2012 7:11 pm

Carter would not be starting at no.10 because I would need him for no.12. I would then use Wilkinson at his best at no.10. My team would then have more kicking options which means they would probably beat everyone else.

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Pievee June 27, 2012 7:14 pm

He would probably be my n°10. Wilkinson and maybe Ronan O'Gara as second choice.

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Rusticus June 27, 2012 7:15 pm

As a Scotsman, I cannot even in the most biased of glasses say that anyone, apart from Dan Carter plays 10

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edward_coleman June 27, 2012 7:16 pm

Yes I would have carter at 10, over Wilkinson, even in Wilkinson's prime. His kicking consistency can rival any 10 ever to grace the sport.

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rudii84 June 27, 2012 7:33 pm

Definitely he would be my no. 10!

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r-macd-623 June 27, 2012 7:39 pm

carlos spencer would be my choice at 10 with carter at 12

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dgouldi June 27, 2012 7:42 pm

Without a doubt, scoring over 14 points per game on average, it is clear Dan is the man. He's rugby's highest scoring player of all time, between his kicking and the holes he creates for his team, Dan Carter's unmatched.

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DeBurca June 27, 2012 7:49 pm

Without a doubt he would be the only 10 I would consider

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tommygun June 27, 2012 8:05 pm

Of course he would no one is better then carter! True rugby legend!

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karelBE June 27, 2012 8:16 pm

ofcourse Carter IS the boss at number 10

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carborem June 27, 2012 8:17 pm

Because the best number 10 ever

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mariusenslin June 27, 2012 8:19 pm

NO HE WOULD NOT BE MY NUMBER 10.. DAN IS A PHENOMENAL PLAYER AND SURE AN ASSET TO ANY TEAM OUT THERE..YET THE LAST 30 YEARS THERE HAS BEEN REEEEEAAALLY GREAT FLY HALF'S OUT THERE...

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kom123 June 27, 2012 8:28 pm

Without a doubt Dan Carter is the best and he would be my number 10!

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LoveSportsPro June 27, 2012 8:28 pm

Yes. He has come to define the role in my opinion.

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dchivs June 27, 2012 8:29 pm

Dan Carter would definitely be my number 10 he has amazing skill.

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npshaw June 27, 2012 8:32 pm

Tough between DC and Jonny Wilkinson. Both great players playing the game the way it should be played and superb representatives for the sport......but for me JW edges it with his massive defence game.

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allen1rugger June 27, 2012 8:38 pm

If i was picking my all time number 10 then i would have to consider decision making, kicking, (since the last decade where teams target the 10 channel) tackling, and defensive organization. Carter is very supreme in all categories. His kicking percentages are amongst the elite as well as his form in tackles and defensive organization. I can't recall the last time someone penetrated the line through daniel's 10 channel. So yes Daniel Carter would be my #10!

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Walkervince June 27, 2012 8:43 pm

Dan Carter, no question.

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Kulgrim June 27, 2012 8:51 pm

Wilkinson will be my ten of the past 30 years.
Oh wait, no, it will definitely be Daniel Carter :D

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lochlainn June 27, 2012 8:55 pm

carlos spencer, because i'm lochlainn

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Nathan Buckley June 27, 2012 9:00 pm

nope, Carlos Spencer would be my 10 for sheer skill and unpredictablilty

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PArugger June 27, 2012 9:02 pm

It would be a hard choice between Wilkinson and Carter, but I think carter would just edge him out for his quality ball running and delivery. He is a dominant player against any of his opponents, so Carter all the way.

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Young Max June 27, 2012 9:06 pm

Dan Carter would no doubt be my flyhalf.

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bushtukkaboy June 27, 2012 9:13 pm

Personally I think Wilkinson is the greatest (tough call from a scotsman) No doubt Carter is currently the best but I feel he lacks something - a bit like O'Gara. On paper they are world class but they need a little bit more hollywood about their play

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lewis98 June 27, 2012 9:14 pm

He would probably be in my dream XV but maybe I would keep rutherford and laidlaw in there instead for pure entertaining rugby

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Tubbs June 27, 2012 9:24 pm

It would be hard to choose between Wilkinson and Carter for me. I think Carter at 12 and Wilkinson at 10 as Carter is also an excellent inside center.

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Tubbs June 27, 2012 9:25 pm

But Carter to take kicking duties.

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drandro10 June 27, 2012 9:24 pm

Carter would absolutely be my number 10!! I can not imagine any number 10 as complete as Carter. For me he would be the only choice.

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billybobsanderson June 27, 2012 9:43 pm

Carter would be my Fly-half because he is a brilliant player both in attack and defence. He always makes his tackles and passes the ball perfectly. He is the top points scorer and he is still young and there is more to come. I think he still just about beats Wilkinson because Jonny makes just too many mistakes where as Dan Carter doesn't.

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Chelis89 June 27, 2012 9:49 pm

Dan Carter would be my number 10!

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SmashedEmBro June 27, 2012 9:55 pm

Dan Carter would be my number 10, unbelievable tekkerz.

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Sneds June 27, 2012 10:05 pm

Yes, not simply for his kicking, running and defensive abilities; lot's of players have those. not even because he has them all; others do too. It's the fact that he so so rarely makes a wrong decision, and uses those gifts at the right time and the right place. That marks him out for me; ability and the ability to use it.

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miward June 27, 2012 10:16 pm

Jonny Wilkinson is my choice for now, we'll see what Carter does in the next few years though.

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shems33 June 27, 2012 10:38 pm

Dan would be my number 10, he would also be my number's 1-15 but since he doesn't need to be 15 players to own the rugby pitch I'd be more than honoured to have him play fly-half

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James June 27, 2012 10:43 pm

Carter at No. 10 for me...

This says it all.. http://youtu.be/YMXomOLcaJM

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Hallo1337 June 27, 2012 10:46 pm

I would definitely name myself as number ten though Carter may be a little bit better with the kicking.

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jackson June 27, 2012 10:46 pm

Of course. He's not my favorite player, but no one can question his character, his ability, and his record. Only Wilko matches him here but, unfortunately, I believe Carter holds a slight edge over Johnny... So, he's definitely my pick at 10.

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degis87 June 27, 2012 10:55 pm

yeah buddy! Always!! defs have Carter at 10!!

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Warhorse June 27, 2012 10:56 pm

Carter would be my 10, not just because of his ability and classy skill-set, but because of his tremendous work ethic and the fact that he is a real down-to-Earth and humble guy. He has constantly practised from a young age in order to become the best, and he sets a great example to people in every walk of life. He edges the likes of Quade Cooper and Carlos Spencer because of his outstanding consistency; when you pick the guy to play, you know what you're going to get. Dan Carter will forever be heralded as one of the greatest rugby players to ever have played the game.

Oh yeah, and the guy defies the laws of physics - http://www.rugbydump.com/2008/07/631/midweek-madness-the-dan-carter-freak-conversion

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chubb123 June 27, 2012 11:04 pm

In my Dream Team XV of the last 30 yrs Carter would be my 10, there are some 10s in the past 30 yrs that rival Carter in some aspects but none that are as all round, and when making a Dream backline, i'd always start with Carter.

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BondTr4der June 27, 2012 11:13 pm

No!

If I have to pick a Dream XV, you can be damn sure that I'm gonna put me in it. So I start at 10, I'd have Freddie Flintoff at 12 (good banter) and Eddie Izzard at scrum half (in drag... netball outfit maybe).

Carter can bring on the oranges. Sorry mate.

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lis June 27, 2012 11:22 pm

Dan would definitely be my no 10!

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GiggityGoo June 27, 2012 11:26 pm

Dan Carter would be my number 10, as he would not only be one of the best goalkickers around, but also a pretty good defender and the way he took the ball to the line always made the defence guess. He always seems to have so much time with the ball, it's incredible

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Mike June 27, 2012 11:47 pm

Fraid not. Wilkinson for me. A great player tho!

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joshsteh June 27, 2012 11:50 pm

I think Carter would be great but Mehrtens was pretty decent in his prime

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RamRugby10 June 28, 2012 12:16 am

No. And don't bother giving me the ball signed by him. I'd only use it as fire wood.

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stroudos June 28, 2012 10:49 am

Aw, boo hoo. What's the matter, does your boyfriend have a crush on Dan Carter?
Careful with the fumes from all that molten rubber.

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Seattle_rugger June 28, 2012 12:16 am

Carter exemplifies a 10 on and off the field. Hard to imagine anyone else there.

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samoffer June 28, 2012 12:32 am

Carter would definitely be my starting 10. He is the best all-round fly-half of the last 30 years.

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Jbun79 June 28, 2012 12:46 am

There can be no other! DC all day! the only one who comes even remotely close is johnny wilk!

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ravu June 28, 2012 12:47 am

Yes he will definitely be my no ten!

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pendejo June 28, 2012 12:55 am

Juan Martin Hernandez at number 10, interchangeable with 15

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camq1992 June 28, 2012 12:55 am

Ofcoure Dan Carter... All the records he's broken! Pure legend

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kocherb June 28, 2012 1:10 am

As great as Wilkinson was, Mr. Carter please. He really does have an amazing boot.

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Manolo June 28, 2012 1:29 am

Yeah its Dan Carter 24/7

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Becks June 28, 2012 1:55 am

Tempting, but I have to confess that he would rank 2nd to my Johnny Wilkinkson.

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rjm June 28, 2012 2:10 am

Dan Carter is definitely my No. 10. Consistent, classy, smart player who seems to always make the right moves and convert the points.

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BullNZ June 28, 2012 3:24 am

In the last couple of years, alot have changed -
- The game has changed (sometimes it doesn't look that way when you look at how SA is still playing, lol)
- The players have changed (physique, professionalism)
- Even the ball has changed! (Who can remember playing with the leather ones? That smell of nugget polish on your hands, still playing barefoot at school)
- 30 years ago there weren't near as many international games as now

You have greats like Henry Honiball, Andrew Mehrtens (was a big fan), Michael Lynagh, Naas Botha (remember, this guy played in the 'apartheid' era, imagine what he could've done under 'normal' rugby circumstances?!), Mark Ella, Neil Jenkins, Johnny Wilkinson...

But let me say this - to have your name mentioned among these greats already is an achievement on its own. The game is now quicker, more demanding on the body, and is now a proper professional sport, so there is almost no room for errors or 'off days' anymore.
Inside the game and out, I think Dan Carter has ticked all the boxes to make a legend, and for that he can have my no.10 on his back.

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diliee June 28, 2012 3:53 am

yes Dan for 10 of course for his consistency since 2003 and how he has been an inspiration not just for NZ rugby but also for everyone watching and enjoying rugby too!

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artudetu45 June 28, 2012 4:20 am

Dan Carter would definitely be my 10 as if I had anyone else to kick my penalties or points I would leave it only to his magical boots. To say the less, he is a legend and one of the greatest of all time.

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mathewarcus June 28, 2012 4:57 am

Wouldn't have to think about this at all, the answer is definitely yes

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Silverback June 28, 2012 5:06 am

DC at 10, easy decision.

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eakspeasy June 28, 2012 5:24 am

Without a doubt, Dan would be #10!

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Terance18 June 28, 2012 6:28 am

No, DC would be my second replacement... M'y first number 10 would be Wilko and my second James Hook!

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RTB June 28, 2012 6:52 am

for sure!

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RugbyGirl June 28, 2012 7:07 am

Dan would be my no.10 hands down not just for his incredible kicking skill but also because of his HOT BODY! other members of my team would also include James O'Connor and Danny Care:D

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elli_bag June 28, 2012 7:22 am

Yes, Dan would be my #10!

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79jk97 June 28, 2012 8:23 am

Yes dan would be my number 10 not only is his place kicking phonomenal, but his ability to read the game expertly and turn a bad attacking situation into a nightmare for the defence is the best the game has ever seen. His running game and leadership is first class and very rarely if ever does he get outplayed by the opposition fly half. Thats why DC has to be number 10!

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msilber June 28, 2012 8:31 am

Most certainly! There aren't many more fly-halfs that have Dan's leadership and capabilities, and there are none who possess the insane kicking skills that dan has. There is no player who has played so consistently great as Dan has in the current game rules.

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possum June 28, 2012 8:43 am

Absolutely No 10 not only is his kicking phenominal but he plays as part of Team and seizes opportunites when they arise

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Erik June 28, 2012 8:51 am

He would be my number ten. Because of his kicking, passing and coaching capabilities. He's also a real team player, which makes him a perfect no. 10.

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chiriminique June 28, 2012 8:57 am

No... I would pick Johnny Wilkinson as my Number 10.

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nicolene June 28, 2012 9:13 am

The kicking boots belong to Dan Carter : He's a definite all rounder : a brilliant attacker & defender on the field. Always composed, passionate & has an unlimited potential to offer future rugby. Carter's heart is engraved in the #10 Jersey. Thus, he would be a well deserved #10 in my World XV team ! #PureClass

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siphoun June 28, 2012 9:28 am

Of the last 30 years ?! No, I prefer the style of Stephen Larkham !

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MC10 June 28, 2012 9:45 am

Would Dan Carter be my Number 10? Does the day end in Y?! Of course he would start at 10, the man is pure class. Not only does he have the complete kicking package, but the guy can score from anywhere with ball in hand. With so many attacking options, defending against him must be similar to trying to do a hand stand on an ice ring, a nightmare! He would be the first guy on the team sheet.

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ftsquared June 28, 2012 10:24 am

Definitely would be my No. 10!!

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TheDude70 June 28, 2012 10:41 am

No, I don't need a ball to tell me that JOHNNY WILKINSON would be my #10.....!!!!

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cjbruce June 28, 2012 10:56 am

No question, Dan Carter definetly starts as my number 10.

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tasso June 28, 2012 11:01 am

Yes, I think yes. But there are also a lot of enormously skilled players that could play number 10. I probably choose him for some show!

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Josh June 28, 2012 11:14 am

Carter for sure, best ten ever without a doubt. All around top class player.

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alman June 28, 2012 11:16 am

My dream XV from the last 30 years would have Dan Carter at 10. Jonny Wilkinson would be at 12 though, definetly, and the two would probably interchange a little bit during the game. If they needed a last minute drop goal to win a game, you would want Jonny there in the pocket!

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lisa June 28, 2012 11:17 am

Yep he would be my no.10.

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OliverRichards10 June 28, 2012 11:18 am

Yes! No doubt about it! Certainly the best 10 ever and my idol!

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anthony June 28, 2012 11:32 am

The best number 10 of all time, Dan Carter, would be my number 10. And he would be my brother's team number 10 too as my brother is crazy about him !!!!

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romasjko June 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Yes, the best number 10!

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memery June 28, 2012 12:02 pm

If you could pick your Dream XV from the last 30 years, would Carter be your number ten?

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Ronny June 28, 2012 12:13 pm

Difficult between Wilkinson and Carter but Carter would win it if he's not injured :p

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jgeeza June 28, 2012 12:19 pm

'If you could pick your Dream XV from the last 30 years, would Carter be your number ten?'

But in answer to the question, you can't look beyond Jonny - the man revolutionised 10s...

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jerome15 June 28, 2012 12:24 pm

Yes, even though it is a hard decision because there were loads of brilliant Fly-Half these past 30 years. I say yes because I think that great players are always there when you need them, like Daniel Carter.

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Tex15 June 28, 2012 1:02 pm

Carter is the definition of a professional and the world record holder for points, how could you have anyone else!?

Also thanks RD for posting this, my pre-season kicks off next Tuesday and I've been looking for a new pair of boots. Think I've just found them!

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Robert June 28, 2012 1:20 pm

Dan carter would not be my number sadly. In fact he would be my 3rd string flyhalf if I was able to make my team from the last 30 years. Dan carter is amazing and proved with his recent tests with Ireland that he really is not too old to play or is not badly effected by injury. Saying that, Dan Carter is not the offensive force that Carlos Spencer ever was. Dan Carter is a kicker that plays great rugby with great defense and great passing. However Carlos Spencer when he was on the top of his game was unstoppable, charismatic, and utterly impressive without being able to be contained. Saying that, Spencer would be my number 2 flyhalf behind the legendar Jonny Wilkinson. Neither Carter nor Spencer have or ever had the abilities that Wilko has at 10. Wilko also has won a world cup which neither of them have really done (Carter was hurt in this last one to his credit). Wilko though kicked for the world cup victory and won it for his entire nation and then carried England to another world cup final appearance 4 years later against south africa. Wilko steps up in defense and does not just let his flankers and centres make all the tackles. His kicking in attacking is precise, accurate, and incredible to watch. He is the best 10 in rugby history with spencer and carter at a close second and third.

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krzypek June 28, 2012 1:29 pm

Yes, Dan Carter will be my no10 :)

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Mikey_T June 28, 2012 1:33 pm

He'd be my 10 for the last 30 years, and second only to Barry John all-time (shameless bias involved I have to confess). He could probably force his way into most international teams playing out of position at 12, 13 or 15 too. Complete player.

On a side note, met him through a mutual friend on the Lions tour in '05 (painful memories), and he didn't let me put my hand in my pocket to pay for a drink all night.

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Slocomb June 28, 2012 1:42 pm

All things considered, I'd let Jonah pick his jersey and then fill the team out accordingly. Assuming he doesn't take the 10 (I hope he puts himself on the wing of course, but one does not tell Jonah what to do), I'd let Dan Carter run it until he gets injured again.
On another note, it's pretty easy to tell which comments come from England isn't it? Never leave London without your Jonny!

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EB13 June 28, 2012 1:46 pm

Carter with a safe margin. Tactically very accute and great defensive and attacking player. However never see him playing for a team really on the back foot. Jonny often plays well under pressure in that respect. Only other negative is my girlfriend fancies him too much.

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rookie June 28, 2012 2:14 pm

Yes. and next Johnny Wilkinson

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higonp June 28, 2012 2:17 pm

Yes! That's enough said.

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Cragas June 28, 2012 2:45 pm

I wouldn't have at 10 but he would definitely be in my dream xv

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Ray June 28, 2012 2:46 pm

Not only is Carter a great player, but he makes other players around him play better. He's got great on field poise, and is smart with the ball. Not to mention he's got a boot on him.

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X_Man June 28, 2012 3:10 pm

No. Stephen Larkham.

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Andrew June 28, 2012 3:15 pm

yes he would

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Pretzel June 28, 2012 3:18 pm

It's a tough choice, I think the natural choice many people are making is "choose your hemisphere"

SH supporters will naturally want to choose DC and NH supporters JW... I think in essence the SH wins overall, as if JW or DC were not in the running then I couldn't think of another 10 I'd pick other than "King Carlos"... Perhaps Morne Steyn, but lately he has been misfiring badly.

I digress however. I think I would have to hand Wilkinson the 10 shirt, followed by King Carlos, and lastly but NEVER least would be Dan Carter. It is a really tough break and by all means it is a really tough decision, and rather than talking of the difference between first second and third teams this is really a difference between 0.00001 between them all. I think the thing that sways me is how JW did in some ways win the 2003 world cup for England, and as Robert says, brought them to the 2007 final, and perhaps more obviously was how england performed WITHOUT him which shows how he was perhaps a more NEEDED influential character. Whereas Dan Carter, is a brilliant athlete and massively influential, but fits in nicely with the stereotypical winning AB's... I think JW's defence and attack produces a bit more than DC (at half a hairs thickness) again because he has less of a team surrounding him...

Anyway, ALL that being said, can I please have the ball?

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Jason June 28, 2012 3:31 pm

Without a doubt!!!!

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Lenulid June 28, 2012 3:45 pm

I would not have him as my starting 10, that spot would either go to larkham or mertens but he can be on the bench siting next to hugo porta.

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Lenulid June 28, 2012 3:48 pm

30 years is a long time.

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Tyler June 28, 2012 4:34 pm

Carter would definitely have to be my 10

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mgeldart08 June 28, 2012 4:47 pm

yes definately 1284 test points speaks for itself!!!

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PiltTilley June 28, 2012 5:03 pm

YES. Greatest No.10 of our era. Completely commands the role and then some!

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Doran June 28, 2012 5:05 pm

Anyone know the song thats playing in the background?

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silvah June 28, 2012 5:10 pm

Highest point scorer in the world... Do you even have to ask? of couse he would

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Pretzel June 28, 2012 5:21 pm

The thing is though, how has he scored all those points?

For instance imagine if an Italian player donned the 10 shirt and was absolutely brilliant, he scored 10 tries in 30 appearances and had a 100% kicking record.. he could arguably be "better" than Dan Carter who may have only scored 5 tries in 30 appearances and had a 75% kicking record, yet the Italian may have less points to his name because his surrounding team scored less tries than the AB's would... Get my drift?

Actually a real live version of that could be Chris Patterson, he had a 100% kicking record for a long time in one season, and was arguably the "best" kicker, in the game, however his points tally was probably a lot lower because his team scored less tries, therefore less conversions available...

Obviously I'd pick DC over Patterson, but just putting a spin on the "highest points scorer" bit...

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TJP June 28, 2012 5:42 pm

I know what you mean, but Carter has proved in big games against the very best that he can score 25 points and win you the match by himself. Yeah, he plays more games in a good team, but then most of those games come against South Africa and Australia, whereas the Italian player is up against the likes of Scotland.

On the Patterson note, his kicking percentage is misleading anyway. His refusal to kick from anywhere further than 30m means it is artificially high. He cuts out the risky kicks and leaves them to someone else, and looks after ones you'd expect him to make every time.

Would rather have Wilkinson, Carter, Steyn, Jenkins even Halfpenny over Patterson as my designated goal kicker.

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paimoe June 28, 2012 5:54 pm

The funny thing is, Carter has scored 29 tries, the same number as Sivivatu. Obviously most of his points are from kicks but 29 tries is crazy for a 10.

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Pretzel June 28, 2012 10:02 pm

Thats an incredible number of tries. He definitely is a brilliant player no doubt about it, but I don't think he'd have a walkover to get to the 10 shirt in my Dream XV

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binge90 June 28, 2012 5:22 pm

He absolutely would be. Most complete outhalf I've ever seen. Wilkinson may have been a slightly better kicker at times, and Larkham a slightly better runner, but none of them have the full package like Dan Carter.

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mixi June 28, 2012 5:35 pm

il numero 1 dei numeri 10!!! Yes he would!

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Thehamdawg June 28, 2012 5:51 pm

Dan Carter is the greatest 10 to play the game, he has an all round game. He can kick in play, offload, convert, set up try's, take a hit, good defense and very wise.

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nate crookshank June 28, 2012 5:51 pm

I mean, I would want my team to win so, Carter seems like the obvious choice.

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benlewis12 June 28, 2012 6:02 pm

I won't rate this on sentimentalism, and acknowledge past great fly halves whom have graced the 'paddock,' but Dan Carter's accolades speak for themselves- Top international test points scorer, 2005 IRB player of the year, Joint top try scorer in the world for a fly half (29,) Record points scorer in a single season in Super rugby, Most points in Super rugby, Highest average score per test (15,) Four times Super rugby winner, Six Tri-nation titles...

Carter would be no.10, has to be no.10, however I'de like Wilkinson/Hugo Porta on the bench (just in case!)

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Le Gazelle June 28, 2012 6:05 pm

Dan Carter is probably the most consistent Stand Off in certainly the last 15 years. But is that what I want in my World XV ? Unfortunately that's an emphatic no.

My Stand Off needs to have the flawed genius about him, the spark to get things going when mere mortals can't see it. I have thought about three such players; Carlos Spencer, Waisele Serevi and Gregor Townsend.

These guys in their day would create real excitement in the crowd. A ridiculous shimmy or step, an audacious chip or an unforeseen flip pass. That's why I love rugby, not the metronomic consistencies of Wilkinson or Carter.

With that in mind I have to choose one. Serevi played most of his rugby in sevens and made some impact in XVs as it turned professional, Spencer played in an all-conquering (except at RWCs) All Blacks and Townsend played at a time when Scotland had a lively back row and a couple of really good centres.

I think given the fact he made the transition of playing in Scotland, France and South Africa with prominent clubs I would go for Townsend. The fact I cheered as an 18 year old in the Parc de Princes as he sent Gavin Hastings under the posts for a first victory over there in 30 years or witnessing the way he moved the ball in the Stade de France in 1999 may have swayed my decision. But I'm sticking by it.

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dillonmallory June 28, 2012 6:15 pm

Is this even a question...? Dan Carter would basically be my Dream XV, the team would be he and Jonah Lomu, thats it

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plarah June 28, 2012 6:26 pm

Of course he would be my number 10. There are probably better kickers, better attackers or better defenders, but I believe he's the most all-around flyhalf.

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Larry_Hook June 28, 2012 6:29 pm

Yes. Carter is the best and most consistent 1st 5 ever to wear the 10 jersey. He is so well balanced in all of his skill sets. He takes the ball to the line, makes the breaks when he sees the gaps,reads the game so well, has great vision, has a good passing game, he puts players through the gaps with his weighted passes, his all round kicking game from chipping and chasing, through kicks, punting, penalty's and conversions hes so accurate he rarely misses and he has the cool head thats needed to drop those game winning drop goals when needed. No better player to have as your pivot directing your team than the legend that is DC.

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Larry_Hook June 28, 2012 6:31 pm

Yes. Carter is the best and most consistent 1st 5 ever to wear the 10 jersey. He is so well balanced in all of his skill sets. He takes the ball to the line, makes the breaks when he sees the gaps,reads the game so well, has great vision, has a good passing game, he puts players through the gaps with his weighted passes, his all round kicking game from chipping and chasing, through kicks, punting, penalty's and conversions hes so accurate he rarely misses and he has the cool head thats needed to drop those game winning drop goals when needed. He also makes the tackles, makes the hits and gets back in defence, makes try saving tackles, he gets in the ruck ball, even forces a few turn overs. No better player to have as your pivot directing your team than the legend that is DC.

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Sam June 28, 2012 6:37 pm

There have been many great out-halves, but dan carter is a clear winner in the best XV over the last 30 years because he rarely puts a foot wrong. He proved his use to the worlds best by simply being injured and showing how much they missed his brilliance. Winning the world cup without him was a struggle for the all blacks only winning by a Point in the final with his influence dearly being missed and commented on throught the tournament; he is the top points scorer of all times and with a more that 'trusty' left foot he is clearly the best kicking outhalf as well as the most creative out half in a long time if not ever. That is why he would be the 10 for my dream XV team.

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Ilsa Williamson June 28, 2012 6:47 pm

Yes definitely my no. 10 and this is coming from a huge Jonny Wilkinson fan. Dan is the more all round package. His distribution skills win him the top spot alone. Jonny on the bench tho. The most talented and easy on the eye duo in rugby!

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Pasca June 28, 2012 7:01 pm

Of course ! :)

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brunomaurantonio June 28, 2012 7:18 pm

Yes, Dan Carter would be my number 10!

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Pretzel June 28, 2012 7:30 pm

Funny how this video has nearly 200 comments (admittedly I have posted about 3-4? So others may be from the same users) but when we get a video of a great try, or even an interesting decision, generally the comment numbers hover around the 20-40 mark max....

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Lee white June 28, 2012 7:31 pm

Definitely would have carter at stand off. Not just for kicking but his running lines are superb and he can create spaces in oppositions defences.

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Wendy L June 28, 2012 8:16 pm

Hell yes!! Best Number 10 ever!

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Taine11 June 28, 2012 8:33 pm

definitly hes the man i'd pick him any day

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Smurfete June 28, 2012 8:54 pm

No.10 there could be no other than Dan Carter, he has made his mark on world rugby, hes here to stay

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Roger June 28, 2012 9:17 pm

Course, hes the man, and one that can think!

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deerstalker June 28, 2012 9:25 pm

hell yea dan would be in my top 10 hes awesome as hes da best number 10 i ave watched

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deerstalker June 28, 2012 9:25 pm

hell yea dan would be in my top 10 hes awesome as hes da best number 10 i ave watched

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GunshowMckenzie June 28, 2012 9:50 pm

Carter scores tries, makes tries, makes tackles, sees opportunities, kicks well from hand, kicks well for goal and doesn't seem to feel pressure. He does play for the best team in the world, but he has been (with McCaw) the main man for the All Blacks for most of the last decade, so you'd be mad not to have him. As a Wales supported I'd like to make a case for Neil Jenkins...but Carter's better!

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Karen June 28, 2012 9:59 pm

For sure!!! Dan Carter number 10 all the way!!

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robyn00 June 28, 2012 10:01 pm

No doubt about it Dan Carter is your No. 10 jersey wearer - so you would have to be an idiot not to have him.

Dan Carter = No. 10

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tim June 28, 2012 10:05 pm

DC - Dan Carter is the best first five eight of all time... check his stats, points scored, tries scored, member of a winning team etc. Incidentally the second best would have to be ex All Black Grant Fox closely followed by ex Wallaby Michael Lynagh.

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geert June 28, 2012 10:08 pm

Yes i would.
Bring that ball to Belgium ;)

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Thorps June 28, 2012 11:23 pm

Yes Dan the man would be my first choice over any other 10 in the world his skill and consistency in ever aspect of the game is huge and we as New Zealanders should be privilege to have Dan on our side.

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Jogermeister June 28, 2012 11:34 pm

Honestly he would definitely be my 10. I'm myself a 3 in my home country and that would be an absolute dream to have such a talented guy in my team !!!

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Dan12396 June 28, 2012 11:56 pm

Yes Dan Carter would be my first choice number 10. Hes the best the world has ever seen

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ruckinmaul June 29, 2012 12:09 am

i think the best in attacking the gain line is Stephen Larkham, his running angle is perfect to attack the line and provide holes for his teammates. His pass is freakingly accurate, the one he lacks is his kicking skills, and that will be the only reason why Dan Carter is chosen the best No. 10 ever present. Very all rounded player, very good in defence, takcling, stealing the ball, and his defence position instinct is very good. can pass, can run, can kick, can drop goals. what else you want from a number 10

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Jimmy June 29, 2012 12:15 am

I would offer my left leg for Carter to be the #10 position because i'm right footed :).

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dunworthl June 29, 2012 1:13 am

Never has and never will be anyone to fill the number 10 shirt like Dan Carter.....

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gethinjenkinsismyhero June 29, 2012 5:18 am

It would be hard to pick someone over Carter just because he is such a well rounded player. If you wanted a show youd have to take Carlos Spencer, but as far as overall Id go with Carter.

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dellygurl June 29, 2012 7:17 am

Of course, he has passion and skill for the game!!! he is very deserving of his number and title as an All Black!

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Kevin Clarke June 29, 2012 7:59 am

Yes - otherwise it would not be worth winning an autograghed ball

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SeanMeddz June 29, 2012 8:02 am

carter would be straight there! kicks amazing, runs amazing, passes amazing and a 10 that can tackle!

best player

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arcm June 29, 2012 8:14 am

Apart from a few chargedowns every now and again, I enjoy watching the composure and sublime skills that Carter has developed. His territorial kicking and vision is second to none. IMHO he genuinely loves the game, respects his opponents and has time for the fans. A Rugby Ambassador if there was one.

In terms of comparing and choosing a No. 10, Carter's all round game would edge out the others. As he plays against SA and Aus (more than any other team) every year the points he scores come from opponents with good test/rwc records.



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David Grael June 29, 2012 8:48 am

Carter is my number ten for sure!

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Adam June 29, 2012 9:41 am

I would have to pick Carter based on the last 30 years, if the question was 40 years then it would be Barry John. Carter has just been undeniably composed and consistent for so long it would be impossible to pick another all round 10 at the moment.

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no1FlyHalf June 29, 2012 9:50 am

would have to be carter

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redwards2 June 29, 2012 10:08 am

Absolutely, there could be no other. Dan number 10 for sure.

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Mcneishios chip shop June 29, 2012 10:32 am

Daniel I'm grieved to inform you but you havent made the cut your a half decent living legend. Gregor Townsend was our first second and third choice.

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joestaff95 June 29, 2012 10:39 am

i had a great idea i could have a different dan carter from the past 5 years so i can have him playing ever position in the backs :)

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guedaumbr June 29, 2012 1:30 pm

He'd be my natural #10. He's Dan Freakin' Carter, for Christ's Sake!

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DanBerkeley June 29, 2012 1:52 pm

Dan Carter is the best 10 of all time and will be for a long time, young players look up to him and respect him as a player and person, i couldnt think of any other person i would rather have in my deam 15

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alhoppy June 29, 2012 3:12 pm

If I were to say the best fly half of all time I would pick Barry John, however he does not fit into the last 30 years bracket which obviously makes Carter a strong candidate. However, although he is obviously a phenomenal player and clearly the greatest ten of his generation I would have to say Michael Lynagh would be my choice for what he achieved with Australia, a side not quite the strength of New Zealand in winning the world cup as vice captain and breaking the points scoring record, (which of course Carter has done since.) In a few years time I might conceive Carter to be the very best fly half of the last thirty years and quite possibly of all time,but it would be easier to suggest this when he has retired and we can see how much he is missed.

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andreaitaly June 29, 2012 5:05 pm

YEAH!! Dan Carter is currently the world best fly half as he shows during the british and irish lyons tour on New Zealand against another strong 10 like jonny wilkinson!

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Pretzel June 29, 2012 5:08 pm

Carter is probably not as obvious a choice to some due to the depth that NZ have.. For instance the World cup final, they brought in what? there 3rd fly half? or even lower? And he still played with great ferocity and kicked brilliantly. This is perhaps a huge contrast to the JW era, when England seemed to die a death at the loss of JW to injury, no one was quite good enough to fill the gap, and as far as I could tell he seemed to be the body and soul of that team....

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aidanprice06 June 29, 2012 5:14 pm

It would be tough between him and Jonny Wilkinson, Wilk's could deal with huge pressure (drop kick in the World Cup) but then again so can Carter ak=lthough he's not done so yet in an International Contest? So i'd go with Jonny Wilkinson

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Meirion June 29, 2012 5:47 pm

If it was out of the current No.10's it would probs be dan carter however out of the last 30 years, it'd have to be neil jenkins, such incredible kicking and the first player to break the 1000 points mark in test rugby, its got to count for something!

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Tippster June 29, 2012 9:05 pm

Jonny Wilkinson and Ronan O'Gara would be in close contention but for me the number 10 jersey would have to go to Dan Carter!

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Gmandurham June 29, 2012 9:32 pm

That's a tough question but DC would definitely be in the top 3 to choose from.

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Visi June 29, 2012 9:47 pm

Stephen Larkham was simply the best! But i think you cannot compare the rugby players nowadays with those who played 20 years ago....
It's not the same game anymore!

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Pretzel June 30, 2012 2:00 am

It's not the same game to what it was 10 years ago, those law whores removed raking players lying on the wrong side!!

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StB June 30, 2012 1:30 am

Hell yes!!

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Callum June 30, 2012 1:37 am

Dan Carter is clearly the best 10 of all time, you would be a fool not to put him in your team.

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Darlene June 30, 2012 4:58 am

Definitely Dan he is a fantastic fly half and all round great player. He is an awesome kicker and he is a great defender and makes some awesome tackles!!

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Donald June 30, 2012 8:05 am

Yes, if I can have a ball with his name on it, Dan Carter can be my number ten in my dream team !

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Avisha June 30, 2012 10:41 am

Dan carter all the way

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southernman June 30, 2012 1:23 pm

DC all the way for me.
This guy has it all, great distribution (off-loading in tackle, short and wide passes), great kicking game (kicking for field position, chip kicks and kick passes), great organiser of the defensive line and great defender (I can never recall anyone getting through DC), great running game (29 test tries is more than most wings) very aggressive restart kicks (where he and Read have obviously put a lot of practice into this),able to rebound from various injuries without any major problems (broken leg, ruptured his achilles tendon), great at kicking at the sticks(world test record holder, super record holder), the highest test points per game average (15.1) (even though it took a couple of years for him to become the regular kicker), and he did all of this the within the NZ rugby goldfish bowl with constant pressure and expectations.

Then there is the fact the AB winning percentage decreases when he is not playing.
He is also a former IRB player of the year (3 nominations), NPC titles (5), Super titles (4), Top 14 champion, then winner of everything in Test Matches (World cup, lions series, grand slams (3), tri-nations (6) etc etc).
But best of all there is still more to come and it will be exciting to watch him fight of younger talent.

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Peter Jamieson June 30, 2012 9:10 pm

Course he would he was the deciding missing factor in the Crusaders losing to the Hurricanes 30 June.

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KarlSBinks July 01, 2012 12:13 am

It's a tough call, Wilko and Jenkins are both up there, still can't decide.

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sobraon July 01, 2012 1:11 am

Probably Dan Carter, closely followed by Jonny Wilkinson and Andrew Mehrtens. Of course the likes of Wales' Phil Bennett is worth a look, but comparing the modern professional era to the amateur days is a bit of an unfair and probably unbalanced comparison.

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Hammah July 01, 2012 1:33 am

Yes definately Dan Carter

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Bundy Bear July 01, 2012 9:16 am

Without a doubt Dan Carter the beat No 10 in the world.

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GiovanniLu July 01, 2012 9:21 am

Yes, because he represents all that a fly half should be. He inspires rugbiers from all over the world, specially those who lives in a country where rugby is still developing (like me).

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ValentineSG July 01, 2012 1:17 pm

Without peer at No. 10. Carter must be included in the dream team.

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MaxScott127 July 01, 2012 1:30 pm

Dan Carter would definitley be my first choice ten, he is experienced, aware and a good team player. He is an incomparable playmaker, Vice Captain of the Allblacks and top points scorer, he has recently set a new international point-scoring record during Rugby World Cup 2011 and will become the most capped All Blacks first five-eighth in his first Test outing this year.

Carter was named 2005 IRB Player of the Year, and New Zealand’s Player of the Year, after a season punctuated by a career-highlight in the second Test against the British & Irish Lions in Wellington when he scored two tries, five penalties, and four conversions, clocking up 33 points in the All Blacks 48-18 victory, and passing the previous All Blacks record of 18 points in a Lions Test.

Although Carter started his career at 12 he has matured into the best flyhalf to evver grace the planet.

He has also won 5 prestigious awards during his career including; The IRB international player of the year, The Rebel Sport Super 14 Player of the year twice and Kelvin Tremain Memorial Trophy for Player of the Year twice.

He is an outstanding team player; during the World Cup soon after his injury had lead him out of playing he texted Stephen Donald wishing him all the best and to come and speak to him if he had any worries.

He's also my favourite player in the world so if you wanted to give the ball to me that would be cool,

Max Scott, Age 15.

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Pretzel July 01, 2012 2:05 pm

One thing that made me wonder when people talk about Dan Carter and his points is how he stacks up against Jonny Wilkinson. He took the record in 2011 World Cup at the age of 29... he is now 30 and has 1284 points to his name.

Jonny Wilkinson lost the record in 2011 and I think he is now firmly retired with 1246 points to his name. He is also 33 years of age..

So there is a 3 year age gap and Carter has 42 more points than Johnny Wilkinson. So in the next 3 years we could conceivably see that rise by another 100-150 at least?

What would interest me more is the % of international games played in their career. For instance in the perfect world minus injuries, you'd expect both JW and DC to have played 100% (or at least 99% when b teams are playing) of the International rugby matches during their career... So DC comes onto the scene they all see he is brilliant, therefore every AB game until he retires is played with him at 10. Same applies to JW.

I only mention this because both DC and JW have been plagued by injuries, perhaps JW was out more? It would be interesting to know in the world of "what if's" (yeup I went there) who would have more points, as I seem to recall hearing of quite a few seasons where England tried out Goode, Cipriani, even Flood (before his latest appearance), Hodgeson? I can't recall how many seasons/games DC has missed though. :/

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ransom July 01, 2012 3:58 pm

of course I have no doubts about it I put Dan Carter as 10

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Luigi97 July 01, 2012 5:15 pm

NO! QUADE ALL THE WAY!

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Tibor July 01, 2012 5:57 pm

Yes, for sure. Dan Carter would be my #10

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Brit50 July 01, 2012 9:51 pm

No doubt he is the best.

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wilsonuk July 02, 2012 2:17 am

Dan the man. No one even comes close!

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Podacity July 02, 2012 6:06 am

Dan would be my number 10 and if thre was 2 of him I would play one out of position to get both on the field.

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Frantz89 July 02, 2012 7:51 am

For sure he would play at least 40 min. at first-five...

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ConLey July 02, 2012 11:21 am

It would be a toss up between Dan Carter and Cian Healy for me, saw Healy slotting some lovely drop goals over in the warm up for the Hcup final in twickenham a few weeks ago. Then I've seen him kicking a few penalties in dbrook Dublin at the Leinster training ground. Such skill, truely magical stuff.
I'd let them figure it out maybe through a game of rock paper scissors to decide.

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ConLey July 02, 2012 11:25 am

Dan Carter is a true talent, admitted by an Irish fan who's pride has been bruised by New Zealand and notably Carters display of nerve, skill and determination in the recent test matchs. But yet it would be a toss up between Dan Carter and Cian Healy for me, saw Healy slotting some lovely drop goals over in the warm up for the Hcup final in twickenham a few weeks ago. An unrecognised talent in the position of fly-half. Such finesse. Then I've seen him kicking a few penalties in dbrook Dublin at the Leinster training ground. Such skill, truely magical stuff.
I'd let them figure it out maybe through a game of rock paper scissors to decide

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Paul July 02, 2012 12:26 pm

No question about it, positivly 100%, a no brainer, YES, YES, YES!

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Annie Bowden July 02, 2012 2:44 pm

Yes, I think so. He really does have all the skills and is a masterful controller of a game of rugby. Wonderful to watch.

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Bobby Brown July 02, 2012 3:00 pm

All Black Dan Carter only just takes the No. 10 jersey away from Jonny Wilkinson - fine margins here!
Both fantastic ambassadors for the game; on & off field. Role models.
Dan gets the nod solely on his ability to unlock defences more consistently.
Both fantastic players under pressure *TCUP*, blessed with talent.

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larissa_h July 02, 2012 3:22 pm

Yes. No better 10 in the game both past and present then dan carter. there was shock in 2005 when he stepped in to the crusaders starting 15 ahead of the then great andrew mertens and became a all black that year. but he soon showed his potential and so then became the start of the crusader and all black legacy that is dan carter. he has such a great balance of skills and although hes been somewhat robbed of some rugby and rwc 2011 with his injuries when he plays we are reminded of his brilliance and why hes regarded as the worlds best 10. world record points holder in super rugby and also test rugby in much fewer games than wilkinson and carter has so many more to go. he has such a brilliant all round game when he plays. the way he kicks he strikes the ball so well and so accurately and he is a brilliant playmaker knows when to pop off those passes at the right time or put the little through balls or chips through. directs the team well. has brilliant vision. he can offload, break tackles and make the gaps. great left boot. great defender and tackler. hes right there when a drop goal is needed to win the game. carter is a world class player with a cool head and a brilliant all round first five. i dont think there has been such a brilliantly balanced 10 in the history of the game. sir graham henry ex all black coach said theres no other player that works so hard both on and off the field than carter. hes all class. thats why carter would be my 10 pick. no better option

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larissa_h July 02, 2012 3:28 pm

Yes. No better 10 in the game both past and present then dan carter. there was shock in 2003 when he stepped in to the crusaders starting 15 ahead of the then great andrew mertens and became a all black that year. but he soon showed his potential and so then became the start of the crusader and all black legacy that is dan carter. he has such a great balance of skills and although hes been somewhat robbed of some rugby and rwc 2011 with his injuries when he plays we are reminded of his brilliance and why hes regarded as the worlds best 10. world record points holder in super rugby and also test rugby in much fewer games than wilkinson and carter has so many more to go. he has such a brilliant all round game when he plays. the way he kicks he strikes the ball so well and so accurately and he is a brilliant playmaker knows when to pop off those passes at the right time or put the little through balls or chips through. directs the team well. has brilliant vision. he can offload, break tackles and make the gaps. great left boot. great defender and tackler. hes right there when a drop goal is needed to win the game. carter is a world class player with a cool head and a brilliant all round first five. i dont think there has been such a brilliantly balanced 10 in the history of the game. sir graham henry ex all black coach said theres no other player that works so hard both on and off the field than carter. hes all class. thats why carter would be my 10 pick. no better option

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smurray July 02, 2012 5:50 pm

YES, absolutely.

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PEIslander July 02, 2012 10:05 pm

It would be Dan Carter without a doubt. Highest points scorer of all time and he's probably the hardest working player every. Can't go wrong with a guy like that.

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mcrepy July 03, 2012 4:06 pm

Dan Carter would definitely be my number 10. Not only because he is the highest point scorer but also because I love his game and his view of the field. In addition to that he is a great guy, actually got to meet him in Auckland last September, and one of if not the hardest working, most dedicated player out there.

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RoryOKane July 03, 2012 4:07 pm

Yes outside of Gareth Edwards or Pichot. The man Can do everything. Phil John would be the back-up fly-half.

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JohnMurff July 03, 2012 4:07 pm

DC is made to be a 10! Sure you even need 10 key strokes just to type 'Dan Carter'!! He'd have to be in anyone's team!

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S-haynes July 03, 2012 4:08 pm

No i can't say i would, as greater player Carter is... i wouldn't have him. I'd most likely have Ronan O'Gara, although he's getting old now and is not much of a tackler or well a tackler at all he knows how to judge the field, use the wind as an advantage, truly is a great players.

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AllRugbyResults July 03, 2012 4:21 pm

Yes, Dan Carter would be in my Dream XV not only for his kicking accuracy but mainly for his vision of the game, very quick reactions, changes of pace and side in the game and so on... Seeing Carter play 10 makes it look pretty easy to be a pro rugby player!

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newman46087 July 03, 2012 4:30 pm

Yes, I would 100 percent have Carter playing 10 because of his all around view of the game. He is an overall amazing player not only for his kicking, but for his amazing perception of the field, and he just has and awesome personality that would be amazing to have.

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Scruff July 03, 2012 4:45 pm

no, Carlos Spencer would be my 10

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caamicarter July 03, 2012 6:34 pm

I think it's the only fly-half best in the world!!! The best kicker in history! It has an incredible vision of play, their speeds, quick games, it is excellent! But neither happens only because of that, Dan is an incredible man, I love his personality and that's what makes a person so dear! The everything that might be, always keep your profile! He's very funny, very cooperative! Involved in many charities, this is truly great! Helps many children, will always hold that side to be with children! More when seen in some films to teach teenage boys or children themselves to want more of a sport, to involve him even more in that sort of thing! And especially in the fellowship! He is a person to follow, a person with great charisma and good character, and above all very co-everything! And knowing that he is a persistent, that whatever is proposed it! So Dan Carter makes beautiful use No. 10! That really deserves it and demuestr!

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caamicarter July 03, 2012 6:35 pm

I think it's the only fly-half best in the world! The best kicker in history! It has an incredible vision of play, their speeds, quick games, it is excellent! But neither happens only because of that, Dan is an incredible man, I love his personality and that's what makes a person so dear! The everything that might be, always keep your profile! He's very funny, very cooperative! Involved in many charities, this is truly great! Helps many children, will always hold that side to be with children! More when seen in some films to teach teenage boys or children themselves to want more of a sport, to involve him even more in that sort of thing! And especially in the fellowship! He is a person to follow, a person with great charisma and good character, and above all very co-everything! And knowing that he is a persistent, that whatever is proposed it! So Dan Carter makes beautiful use No. 10! That really deserves it and it shows!

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mnixon123 July 03, 2012 8:28 pm

Dan Carter would be my number 10 for sure.. To me he's in a league of his own :P

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MaxScott127 July 03, 2012 8:40 pm

I think this kick shows why Dan Carter is the best no. 10 in the world,


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMXomOLcaJM

The only player who can hold a tee to Dan Carter is Carlos Spencer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ5-faHlIII

However Dan Carter is definitley a more mature player, he has been proven this by becoming vice-captain of the Allblacks.

Max Scott, age 15.

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MaxScott127 July 03, 2012 8:43 pm

Give Carlos Spencer his credit though,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjVCVczJklA

Max Scott,

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rrfc July 03, 2012 8:48 pm

No. The tackling game of Jonny Wilkinson would win over. A team's defence wins titles.
But he would without doubt be my #12 - great with ball in hand and a clinical kicker.

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bagby123 July 03, 2012 10:06 pm

Definately. i think he just can play any type of game. wilkinson could only play well with a huge pack that gave him loads of penalys. while Carter has both the running and kicking game! Carlos spencer would also have a shout but is not as consistant as Carter!

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jak July 04, 2012 12:29 pm

Want to say Jonny ,but carter gets the nod how can you argue with his record as the leading points scorer in international rugby?

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jak July 04, 2012 12:32 pm

His personality is also great especially through the world cup when he was hit by the cruelest of injuries he still gave his all to encourage and help his team.

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hanna July 04, 2012 2:07 pm

dan carter would definitely be my no 10

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ben d July 05, 2012 10:43 am

I know its highly likely that i wont win this competition unless my answer is yes, but the honest truth is no. Jonny Wilkinson would be my choice because of his calmness under pressure (2003 WC), amazing kicking ability and of course his superb tackling (the best defensive 10 of all time i reckon) which gave him his legendary status.

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Severin10 July 05, 2012 9:42 pm

Carter Would be my no. 10.

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laurent83 July 06, 2012 6:27 pm

My first choice is Jonny Wilkinson, then Dan Carter, and then Christophe Lamaison.

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rugabay July 09, 2012 8:54 am

I think DC has gotta take the place. While he does not have the best kicking stats in the world, there is no doubt he is the greatest all round no. 10 that has ever been. His ability to read the direction of play has lead to moments of not only individual brilliance, but brilliance by his team mates due to his ability to put them into space.

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_ainemcmonagle July 16, 2012 12:03 pm

I don't there is a number 10 more talented than Dan Carter so he would be my choice.

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DANS-BIGGEST-FAN July 17, 2012 9:19 am

OF course Dan Carter would be my first five. I think he is the best first five that ever lived. He has the accuracy the precision and the looks. He is the full package! He can read any play and can change the game in a split second. He is a awesome all rounded player and is amazing under pressure. Unlike many first fives he can actually tackle! Instead of going round the ears he tackles round the legs! So yes Dan Carter would be in my Dream XV except just for him, he would play in his jockeys!!!! :) :)

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Pretzel July 22, 2012 10:18 am

I take it I didn't win then :(

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