Keeping His Shirt On

All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter has announced he has signed a four-year contract to stay in New Zealand after this year’s Rugby World Cup while retaining an option to play overseas for a short period. “There were a few different reasons for signing but the underlying factor was the black jersey,” Carter says. “If I went overseas I would not be able to wear the black jersey and that was a big reason for staying. I haven’t looked at anything at all like whether I went back to Europe or to Japan or even just took a break,” the 79-Test veteran said. New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) chief executive Steve Tew hailed Carter’s retention as a major coup given the level of interest from overseas clubs in one of the sport’s highest-profile players. “We are absolutely delighted Dan has chosen to continue his career in New Zealand,” Tew said.


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Bazball Revolution Could Change Test Cricket

Bazball Revolution Could Change Test Cricket

The England cricket team’s recent “fast and fearless”, and “wonderful”, approach to the game has been dubbed “Bazball”, after a nickname for England’s new coach, New Zealander Brendon McCullum who was…