All Blacks legend Dan Carter announced his official retirement from professional rugby via social media on Saturday aged 38.
Carter is the highest points scorer in Test match history and earned 112 caps for the All Blacks, winning two World Cups in the process.
He is regarded by many fans and players as the greatest fly-half to ever play the game and throughout his incredible 19-year career Carter played club rugby in New Zealand, France and Japan.
I officially retire from professional rugby today. A sport I’ve played 32 years which has helped shape me into the person I am today. I can’t thank everyone who has played a part in my journey enough, particularly you, the fans. Rugby will always be a part of my life. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/HTJl85ZcRB
— Dan Carter (@DanCarter) February 20, 2021
As well as playing a key role in New Zealand’s 2015 World Cup success Carter was instrumental in dominating the British & Irish Lions back in 2005 with what is described by many as the greatest out-half performance in history.