Beauden Barrett Dan Carter named World Rugby’s player of the decade

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Dan Carter has been named World Rugby’s player of the decade.

Carter edged fellow New Zealand great and All Blacks captain Richie McCaw for the honour.

The 16-player field was whittled down over a week of voting on head-to-head clashes.

Beauden Barrett Dan Carter's final act for the All Blacks was winning the 2015 World Cup. Here he celebrates the final whistle in the final against Australia at Twickenham.

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Dan Carter’s final act for the All Blacks was winning the 2015 World Cup. Here he celebrates the final whistle in the final against Australia at Twickenham.

Carter beat Aaron Smith (NZ), Owen Farrell (England) and fellow All Blacks star Beauden Barrett to reach the final where he got one over his good mate McCaw.

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Carter, 37, is generally acknowledged as the best No 10 and one of the most influential players of all time.

Carter is a two-time World Cup winner, a three-time Super Rugby champion and boasts nine Tri-Nations/Rugby Championship victories.

He played 112 tests, winning 99,

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