Saturday, 27 November 2010


That's right, today is all about Dan Carter.

Carter lining up the kick which passed Mehrtens' record
Yeah, yeah, the blooming red rose of England is playing the wounded Springboks at Twickenham this afternoon, but let's be honest, today is all about one man.

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.


  1. Bamberio, I have to ask, of the current grounds where England's top-flight teams play, how many have you been to, and which is your favorite? Was the England-All Black game the only time you have caught a game at Twickenham/

    My 19 year old daughter has a soft spot for Dan Carter, too-but it has nothing to do with is prowess on the pitch.

  2. Too bad he had a shocker today.

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