|Carter lining up the kick which passed Mehrtens' record|
Carter, New Zealand's first choice fly-half, only needs three more points to surpass Jonny Wilkinson's world record haul of 1178 in test match rugby. Unless hell freezes over, it looks certain the 28-year-old All Blacks star will achieve this feat against Wales today.
Regular readers of my blog will know I have a mild obsession with Dan Carter so I had to mark the day he will undoubtedly break Wilkinson's long-standing record.
Last November, I watched Carter pass Andrew Mehrtens' total of 967 points to become New Zealand's all time highest points scorer from my lofty perch in Twickenham's west stand. Today, I won't be at the Millennium Stadium to see him pull the strings and kick the points and probably guide New Zealand to yet another win. However, I will be recording the match so I can watch him work his irrepressible magic and cruise past another landmark.
Good luck Dan. You're an absolutely brilliant, world class player and you deserve all the plaudits you get.