Top of His Game
All Black Dan Carter has been offered a near-£4million, three-year deal by Jacky Lorenzetti, the millionaire owner of Paris club Racing Metro, which would make him the highest paid player in rugby. Lorenzetti, who made his fortune in property deals, believes Southbridge-born Carter is the man who can catapult Racing Metro back to their former status as the best club in France. French lock Sebastien Chabal and, before him, Australian back Matt Giteau were thought to be the world’s best-paid players on £1million and £900,000 a year respectively, but their earnings will be eclipsed by Carter’s deal. Carter is set to arrive in Paris in November, just in time for Metro’s Heineken Cup campaign. In 2003, Carter made his All Blacks debut at age 21 in Hamilton, scoring 20 points against Wales.