Carter to 'tee off' at supporters

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:03
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Dan Carter will continue to reward fans with his unique tee-tossing concept when the Crusaders host the Reds in Saturday's play-off.

Dan Carter will continue to reward fans with his unique tee-tossing concept when the Crusaders host the Reds in Saturday’s Super Rugby play-off.

The All Black flyhalf have thrown nearly 200 autographed kicking tees to fans during Crusaders games this season to show his appreciation to supporters and will fling a few more into the crowd as the Crusaders look to advance to the semifinals this weekend.

"When I'm over on an end-of-year tour, I tend to throw a few tees after training to kids. So I came up with the idea that I should start throwing them into the crowd after each kick, and it's something that I've done this year,” Carter explained to 3 News.

"I have huge respect for people who make an effort to come to the games, so if there's something I can do by giving out a tee here and there, then I'm only too happy."

Carter uses between 12 and 15 tees per game, which he is handed on-field by assistant coach Aaron Mauger, who also keeps count of the tees.

"I've talked to a few people who have managed to catch the odd kicking tee in the crowd and they seem to appreciate it," said Carter.

The ace goal-kicker joked that he is still mastering the art.

"I did meet one guy after the game in the weekend and it teed him in the head. He was looking in the other direction and the next thing I know I threw the tee and it hit him square in the head. So I might have to be a bit more careful when I'm throwing the tees in to the crowd in the future."

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Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
Lions v Bulls 51 | 14
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens 18 | 16
Sunwolves v Sharks 17 | 38
Force v Highlanders 6 | 55
Hurricanes v Cheetahs 61 | 7
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Leinster v Scarlets 15 | 27
Stormers v Blues 30 | 22
Chiefs v Crusaders 24 | 31
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Jaguares v Force 6 | 16
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 11 4 0 7 23
Waratahs 11 4 0 7 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 11 1 1 9 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 12 12 0 0 54
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Hurricanes 11 9 0 2 43
Highlanders 12 9 0 3 41
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 11 7 0 4 30
Bulls 11 3 0 8 15
Cheetahs 12 2 0 10 11
Sunwolves 11 1 0 10 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 12 11 0 1 51
Sharks 12 8 1 3 38
Jaguares 11 5 0 6 24
Kings 11 4 0 7 19