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Dan Carter Could Be Set For Surprise International Swansong Vs England

Dan Carter Could Be Set For Surprise International Swansong Vs England

Some exciting reports have emerged that could see Dan Carter bow out of international rugby, again, at Twickenham, the location where he helped secure back-to-back Rugby World Cup wins for the All Blacks on his final match before international retirement in 2015.

The Barbarians are set to face England at Twickenham on May 28th, and reports eminating in The Rugby Paper [as picked up by NZHerald.co.nz] suggest that they have offered Carter the chance for one final test on the international stage.

Accepting the invitation to play in the game would allow Carter to bid a final international farewell to Twickenham where he kicked seven goals in the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup final triumph over Australia in 2015.

Experienced UK-based writer Peter Jackson wrote in The Rugby Paper that a Barbarians source was confident Carter would accept the invitation.

The Barbarians are also facing the All Blacks at Twickenham on their northern hemisphere tour at the end of this season.

Now that would be great to see.

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The Baa-Baas rarely fail to entertain as it is, but with Carter at 10 against England it would be an unmissable event for rugby fans everywhere.

At 35, Dan Carter has another year left on his contract at Racing Metro which means we will get to enjoy another season of his skills in club rugby, but returning to Twickenham would be a special ocassion, so let's hope it happens.

[via NZHerald.co.nz]

Mikey Traynor

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