Recent Rugby World Cup winner and player of the final, All Black Dan Carter has released his autobiography. It’s called ‘Dan Carter: My Story‘ or ‘Dan Carter: The Autobiography of the All Blacks Legend‘ depending on what market you buy it in. The Dan Carter Autobiography was written alongside Duncan Greive, a freelance journalist and critic based in Auckland, New Zealand. You can see his website here. Download the Kindle eBook from USA Amazon here or here for the UK Kindle eBook.
Snippets from the Dan Carter Autobiography are available via various media sources. However, I encourage you to wait and read the book as it was intended. Indeed, this is a must have for rugby lovers everywhere. It’s the tale of a small Kiwi kid out of Southbridge in New Zealand’s South Island who went on to have one of the greatest rugby careers of them all, going onto break barriers in playing records, player marketing, rugby salaries and social media.
And while he was able to do all that while maintaining his unflappable and down to earth demeanour, his autobiography gives us a glimpse of what he really went through and how much he had to hide from the public eye. Such was the level of expectation on the All Blacks during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, was that he was forced to put on a brave face as he went through the nightmare scenario of losing his chance to captain his country and win a Rugby World Cup at home… the only and most important trophy left for his pool room. As he fought back from that injury we finally get an insight into how hard it was to not give up, when it would have been easy to earn millions of dollars in the South of France, away from the harsh spotlight of New Zealand rugby.
Dan Carter’s autobiography is available in hard cover, paper back and kindle from both the USA and UK Amazon stores.
Dan Carter Autobiography of the All Blacks Legend (My Story) at Amazon
Here are just a some of the many highlights from Dan Carter’s career.
Age at International retirement: 33
Born: March 5, 1982, Southbridge, Canterbury
Height: 178cm (5ft 10)
Test debut: v Wales at Hamilton, 2003.
Test points: 1552
Test caps: 109
Dan Carter Achievements:
- Three time IRB (World Rugby) Player of the Year 2005, 2012 and 2015 (Nominee in 2006 and 2008)
- Kelvin Tremain Memorial Trophy (NZ Player of the Year) 2004 and 2005
- Rebel Sport Super 14 Player of the Year 2004 and 2006
- Tri Nations/The Rugby Championship Champion, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014
- British and Irish Lions Series Victory, 2005
- Home Nations Grand Slam Tour, 2005, 2008 and 2010
- Rugby World Cup Champion, 2011 and 2015 (player of the final in 2015)
Canterbury and Crusaders
- Super Rugby Champion 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 (Crusaders)
- NPC/Air New Zealand Cup Champion, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2010 (Canterbury)
- Ranfurly Shield holder (Canterbury)
- 28 caps and 289 points for Canterbury
- 141 caps and 1708 points for the Crusaders
As of Retirement:
- All Time Super Rugby Leading Points Scorer
- All Time International Rugby Leading Point Scorer
- Fourth Most Capped All Black
- Married to Honor Dillon (2011)
- Children: Marco James Carter (March 28, 2003) and Fox William Carter (April 3, 2015)