Rugby’s Poster Boy
All Black fly-half Dan Carter, who recently made number 11 on American network E! Entertainment channel’s list of the 25 Sexiest Men of the World, this week also featured in CNN’s Talk Asia series. Profiled on the CNN site, Carter is described as “New Zealand’s unstoppable rugby machine … on course to be the country’s top points scorer.” “Playing as number 10, Carter is the All Blacks’ creative talisman and the one player that can catch the eye with his skill and control a match with his reading of the game. Carter will make new records by becoming the best paid player in club rugby. He’s set to earn an estimated $50,000 per game, which in a sport that lags far behind football or American sports in terms of finance is big money.” Carter heads to France for a six-month contract at the Perpignan club after the current All Black tour of the UK.