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05 Jun 2020

Dan Carter makes a shocking return to New Zealand Rugby

The former All Blacks legend Dan Carter has made a surprise return to New Zealand domestic Rugby by joining the Auckland Blues after being absent for five years. This was confirmed yesterday Thursday, 4th June, the record-breaking Dan Carter will be an injury replacement for the Blues in the upcoming Super Rugby Aotearoa season coming in for utility back Stephen Perofeta who suffered a fracture in the foot in presumption training and is gone for the duration. The Blues have dominated the headlines with the shock signing of the two-time Rugby World Cup winner Carter and Beauden Barrett’s record bronco time. This revives the optimism among the Blues fans as both Barrett and Carter bring more competence. You should get ready for the upcoming games by opening an account on the best betting software where you can bet on rugby.

38-year-old Daniel William Carter is a New Zealand Rugby Union player. He plays for New Zealand’s national team, the All Blacks. Carter is the highest point scorer in test match rugby and is considered by many experts as the greatest first five-eighth ever in the history of the game. Additionally, Carter was named the International Rugby Board Player of the year three times in 2005, 2012, and in 2015 reaching the record-breaking three awards of Richie McCaw. With the Blues, it is expected that he plays a mentorship role and he is going to be behind Beauden Barrett and the rising star Otere Black in the pecking order.

When the games were suspended after the seven rounds due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blues had five victories and stood at the second place on the New Zealand conference. The Upcoming fixtures are as follows:

  1. 14 June: Blues v Hurricanes, Eden Park
  2. 20 June: Blues v Chiefs, FMG Stadium Waikato
  3. 27 June: Blues v Highlanders, Eden Park
  4. 11 July: Blues v Crusaders, Orangetheory Stadium
  5. 18 July: Blues v Hurricanes, Sky Stadium
  6. 26 July: Blues v Chiefs, Eden Park
  7. 2 August: Blues v Highlanders, Forsyth Barr Stadium
  8. 16 August: Blues v Crusaders, Eden Park

The Blues squad is as follows: Alex Hodgman, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Sione Mafileo, Marcel Renata, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Ofa Tu'ungafasi, James Parsons, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Josh Goodhue, Jacob Pierce, Patrick Tuipulotu, Tom Robinson, Blake Gibson, Akira Ioane, Dalton Papalii, Hoskins Sotutu, Sam Nock, Jonathan Ruru, Otere Black, Stephen Perofeta, Harry Plummer, TJ Faiane, Tamati Tua, Caleb Clarke, Matt Duffie, Rieko Ioane, Beauden Barrett, Findlay Christie, Kurt Eklund, Tony Lamborn, Emoni Narawa, Luteru Tolai, Mark Telea, Aaron Carroll, Joe Marchant, Jack Heighton, Waimana Reidlinger-Kapa, Jordan Hyland, Jared Page, Dan Carter (injury replacement).

We know that you are excited to see Dan Carter back in action. In the meantime, do not forget to often check when the major sports will return to be alert. There are already some sporting events that made their return, follow the link to know more.

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