Wednesday Jun 27, 2012 WIN an adidas ball signed by All Black legend Dan Carter

WIN an adidas ball signed by All Black legend Dan Carter
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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.”

View all the videos and find out more about the boots at http://facebook.com/adidasRugby

WIN DAN CARTER AUTOGRAPHED ADIDAS BALL!
You can WIN the ball used in the shoot, which has been personally signed by the great man. There was actually only one of them on offer from adidas, so that’s the one a Rugbydump user will win.

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190 Comments

  •  pretzel
    pretzel

    I take it I didn't win then :(

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  •  rugbydump
    rugbydump

    This competition is now closed! Thanks to those that entered. You may of course continue to leave comments and/or discuss the topic and video if you'd like to, and we'll have more great giveaways for you soon.

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  •  _ainemcmonagle
    _ainemcmonagle

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

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  •  rugabay
    rugabay

    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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  •  laurent83
    laurent83

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

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  •  severin10
    severin10

    Carter Would be my no. 10.

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  •  hanna
    hanna

    dan carter would definitely be my no 10

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  •  jak
    jak

    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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  •  jak
    jak

    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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  •  bagby123
    bagby123

    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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  •  rrfc
    rrfc

    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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  •  maxscott127
    maxscott127

    Give Carlos Spencer his credit though, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjVCVczJklA

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  •  maxscott127
    maxscott127

    Give Carlos Spencer his credit though, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjVCVczJklA Max Scott,

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  •  maxscott127
    maxscott127

    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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  •  mnixon123
    mnixon123

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

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  •  caamicarter
    caamicarter

    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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  •  caamicarter
    caamicarter

    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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  •  newman46087
    newman46087

    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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  •  s-haynes
    s-haynes

    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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  •  peislander
    peislander

    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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  •  larissa_h
    larissa_h

    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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  •  larissa_h
    larissa_h

    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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  • 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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  •  conley
    conley

    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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  •  conley
    conley

    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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  •  podacity
    podacity

    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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  •  brit50
    brit50

    No doubt he is the best.

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  •  ransom
    ransom

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

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  •  pretzel
    pretzel

    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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  •  valentinesg
    valentinesg

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

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  •  giovannilu
    giovannilu

    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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  •  bundybear
    bundybear

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

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  •  sobraon
    sobraon

    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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  •  karlsbinks
    karlsbinks

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

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  •  avisha
    avisha

    Dan carter all the way

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  •  donald
    donald

    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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  •  pretzel
    pretzel

    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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  •  gmandurham
    gmandurham

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

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  •  tippster
    tippster

    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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  •  meirion
    meirion

    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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  •  aidanprice06
    aidanprice06

    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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  •  pretzel
    pretzel

    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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  •  andreaitaly
    andreaitaly

    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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  •  alhoppy
    alhoppy

    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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  •  danberkeley
    danberkeley

    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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  •  guedaumbr
    guedaumbr

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

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  •  joestaff95
    joestaff95

    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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  •  redwards2
    redwards2

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

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  •  no1flyhalf
    no1flyhalf

    would have to be carter

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  •  arcm
    arcm

    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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  •  seanmeddz
    seanmeddz

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

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  •  dellygurl
    dellygurl

    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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  •  gethinjenkinsismyhero
    gethinjenkinsismyhero

    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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  •  dunworthl
    dunworthl

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

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  •  dan12396
    dan12396

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

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  •  jogermeister
    jogermeister

    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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  •  thorps
    thorps

    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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  •  geert
    geert

    Yes i would. Bring that ball to Belgium ;)

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  •  pretzel
    pretzel

    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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  •  robyn00
    robyn00

    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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  •  gunshowmckenzie
    gunshowmckenzie

    *supporter

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  •  gunshowmckenzie
    gunshowmckenzie

    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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  •  deerstalker
    deerstalker

    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
    deerstalker

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

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  •  smurfete
    smurfete

    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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  •  wendyl
    wendyl

    Hell yes!! Best Number 10 ever!

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  •  pretzel
    pretzel

    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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  •  brunomaurantonio
    brunomaurantonio

    Yes, Dan Carter would be my number 10!

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  •  larry_hook
    larry_hook

    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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  •  larry_hook
    larry_hook

    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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  •  plarah
    plarah

    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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  •  dillonmallory
    dillonmallory

    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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  •  mcquickscopez
    mcquickscopez

    no

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  •  legazelle
    legazelle

    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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  •  benlewis12
    benlewis12

    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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  •  paimoe
    paimoe

    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
    pretzel

    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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  •  silvah
    silvah

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

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  •  mgeldart08
    mgeldart08

    yes definately 1284 test points speaks for itself!!!

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  •  lenulid
    lenulid

    30 years is a long time.

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  •  lenulid
    lenulid

    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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  •  lucasl
    lucasl

    Dan is awesome

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  •  pretzel
    pretzel

    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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  •  x_man
    x_man

    No. Stephen Larkham.

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  •  cragas
    cragas

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

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  •  higonp
    higonp

    Yes! That's enough said.

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  •  andrewcoughlan
    andrewcoughlan

    100% yes...

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  •  slocomb
    slocomb

    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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  •  mikey_t
    mikey_t

    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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  •  krzypek
    krzypek

    Yes, Dan Carter will be my no10 :)

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  •  tex15
    tex15

    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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  •  jerome15
    jerome15

    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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  •  jgeeza
    jgeeza

    '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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  •  memery
    memery

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

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  •  romasjko
    romasjko

    Yes, the best number 10!

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  •  lisa
    lisa

    Yep he would be my no.10.

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  •  alman
    alman

    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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  •  cjbruce
    cjbruce

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

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos

    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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  •  stroudos
    stroudos

    Yes

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos

    Nice one. :)

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  •  thedude70
    thedude70

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

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  •  ftsquared
    ftsquared

    Definitely would be my No. 10!!

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  •  mc10
    mc10

    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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  •  siphoun
    siphoun

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

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  •  nicolene
    nicolene

    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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  •  chiriminique
    chiriminique

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

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  •  erik
    erik

    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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  •  possum
    possum

    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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  •  msilber
    msilber

    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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  •  79jk97
    79jk97

    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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  •  elli_bag
    elli_bag

    Yes, Dan would be my #10!

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  •  rugbygirl
    rugbygirl

    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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  •  terance18
    terance18

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

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  •  eakspeasy
    eakspeasy

    Without a doubt, Dan would be #10!

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  •  silverback
    silverback

    DC at 10, easy decision.

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  •  mathewarcus
    mathewarcus

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

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  •  artudetu45
    artudetu45

    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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  •  diliee
    diliee

    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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  •  bullnz
    bullnz

    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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  •  rjm
    rjm

    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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  •  becks
    becks

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

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  •  manolo
    manolo

    Yeah its Dan Carter 24/7

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  •  petersboomstick
    petersboomstick

    DC JUST OWN

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  •  kocherb
    kocherb

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

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  •  camq1992
    camq1992

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

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  •  ravu
    ravu

    Yes he will definitely be my no ten!

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  •  jbun79
    jbun79

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

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  •  samoffer
    samoffer

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

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  •  ramrugby10
    ramrugby10

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

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  •  stripe
    stripe

    Duh.

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  •  joshsteh
    joshsteh

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

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  •  bondtr4der
    bondtr4der

    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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  •  chubb123
    chubb123

    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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  •  warhorse
    warhorse

    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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  •  degis87
    degis87

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

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  •  jackson
    jackson

    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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  •  hallo1337
    hallo1337

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

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  •  shems33
    shems33

    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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  •  miward
    miward

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

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  •  sneds
    sneds

    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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  •  chelis89
    chelis89

    Dan Carter would be my number 10!

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  •  billybobsanderson
    billybobsanderson

    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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  •  tubbs
    tubbs

    But Carter to take kicking duties.

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  •  drandro10
    drandro10

    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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  •  tubbs
    tubbs

    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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  •  lewis98
    lewis98

    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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  •  bushtukkaboy
    bushtukkaboy

    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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  •  youngmax
    youngmax

    Dan Carter would no doubt be my flyhalf.

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  •  parugger
    parugger

    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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  •  walkervince
    walkervince

    Dan Carter, no question.

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  •  allen1rugger
    allen1rugger

    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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  •  npshaw
    npshaw

    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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  •  dchivs
    dchivs

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

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  •  lovesportspro
    lovesportspro

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

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  •  mariusenslin
    mariusenslin

    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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  •  carborem
    carborem

    Because the best number 10 ever

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  •  tommygun
    tommygun

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

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  •  dgouldi
    dgouldi

    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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  •  r-macd-623
    r-macd-623

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

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  •  rudii84
    rudii84

    Definitely he would be my no. 10!

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  •  edward_coleman
    edward_coleman

    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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  •  rusticus
    rusticus

    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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  •  upthelowend
    upthelowend

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

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  •  ollie
    ollie

    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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  •  phillipp
    phillipp

    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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  •  rolfoosterhuis
    rolfoosterhuis

    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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  •  swansealad
    swansealad

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

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  •  jbanstead
    jbanstead

    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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  •  lucasvinzon
    lucasvinzon

    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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  •  szubudaj
    szubudaj

    He is the man!

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  •  xenophile
    xenophile

    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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  •  phils
    phils

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

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  •  kevinhancock
    kevinhancock

    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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  •  tryptosam
    tryptosam

    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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  •  bigpete
    bigpete

    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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  •  ap3208
    ap3208

    Yes, Dan Carter would be my no. 10 !

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  •  logansinclair
    logansinclair

    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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  •  capitone
    capitone

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

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  •  uwrcf
    uwrcf

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

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  •  rugbynut101
    rugbynut101

    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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  •  aonghusv
    aonghusv

    Dan carter is my number 10 on the Dream XV

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  •  simon22
    simon22

    Yes, no other option right now!

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  •  aonghusv
    aonghusv

    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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  •  15bettis15
    15bettis15

    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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  •  deancarter87
    deancarter87

    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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  •  rizza2695
    rizza2695

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

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  •  dmon
    dmon

    Yes, Dan Carter would be my number 10!

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  •  ywp033402
    ywp033402

    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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  •  dmcnumber8
    dmcnumber8

    Dan Carter would definitely be my no.10

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