Dan Carter has confirmed he is returning to play for Racing 92.
The Top 14 side announced via Twitter on Sunday that All Blacks great would be making a return to French rugby. It comes following the unexpected retirement of their South African out-half Pat Lambie.
The 28-year-old was forced to prematurely call time on his career last month due to concussion.
Carter had been playing in Japan with Kobelco Steelers. The 36-year-old joined the Top League side on a two-year deal last summer but has been released by the club.
"Excited to be joining my Ciel et Blanc brothers for the remainder of the Top 14 Season in France," Carter wrote on Instagram.
I’m coming back mid season as a Medical Joker. It was very sad to hear about Pat Lambie's decision to retire as he has done so much for international rugby.
"Thank you to my family for their continued support, and thank you to Racing 92 for the opportunity. I’m looking forward to getting back on the pitch!
Carter first joined Racing following the 2015 World Cup.
He will play with former Munster stars Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo at the club.
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