All Blacks star Dan Carter wins IRB Player of the Year again

ALL Blacks fly-half Dan Carter has been named the IRB Player of the Year for the second time.

Carter edged out Richie McCaw, No. 10 Owen Farrell and France's Frederic Michalak for the award.

The 30-year-old first received the honour in 2005 and becomes the only player other than McCaw to have received the prestigious award more than once.

The accolade completes a hat-trick of awards for New Zealand, as the All Blacks were named IRB Team of the Year for the sixth time and Steve Hansen the IRB Coach of the Year.

Carter, the leading points scorer in Test Rugby with 1385 in his 94 appearances to date, has bounced back in great style from the disappointment of missing the majority of the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup-winning campaign through a groin injury.

Last month New Zealand celebrated its third anniversary as the No.1 team in the IRB World Rankings.

After an eight-year apprenticeship as Graham Henry's assistant, Hansen has seamlessly stepped up to the role of head coach and arguably taken the All Blacks on to even greater heights.

IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset presented McCaw with the Team Award and the Players' Award on Carter's behalf, while IRB vice-chairman Oregan Hoskins presented Hansen with the Coach Award.

"New Zealand have again been the standout team of the year with their 20-match unbeaten run and thoroughly deserve the IRB Team of the Year award along with Steve Hansen as IRB Coach of the Year for his feats in keeping a Rugby World Cup winning-team winning," Lapasset said at the ceremony held at the same time as the draw for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in London.

Topics:  all blacks, dan carter, irb, new zealand, rugby union




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Character and Charm of... $435,000 Neg
House 3 1 3
PERFECT FOR TRUCKIES ... $319,000
House 3 1 2
OFFERS OVER $300K TO BE... offers over $300K...
House 3 1 2

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Ipswich jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
FULL TIME WEB... Fortitude Valley Full Time 75,000 - 90,000
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
SHORT ORDER COOK Walloon Casual
Team Leader Ipswich Full Time
TRAFFIC CONTROL & ... Seventeen Mile Rocks


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Free Seed Packets

with token from today's paper
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

You are not feeling too connected to others right now. Don’t try to pretend you are enjoying the conversation. It’s best to bow out...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save