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China Daily | Updated: 2020-06-05 09:46
Dan Carter of Racing 92 and team mates during training in Bilbao, Spain, on May 11, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

As Dan Carter returns to rugby, we look back at six memorable career revivals

SYDNEY-All Blacks legend Dan Carter announced his return to Super Rugby at the age of 38 on Thursday, extending the career of the double Rugby World Cup winner and three-time world player of the year.

Carter announced a shock Super Rugby comeback with Auckland Blues, saying he realized during coronavirus lockdown how much he missed the game.

Dan Carter

Carter has been a free agent since returning to New Zealand in March from Japan, where a virus-enforced shutdown ended his stint with Kobe Steelers.

"Two things from the lockdown that I realized was that I really enjoyed spending more time with my family and that I miss rugby," Carter said in a statement released by the Blues.

"For me it is a chance to mentor some young players and to give back to New Zealand rugby," he added.

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