Carter eyes July return

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:54
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Dan Carter's sabbatical could last until late July as the All Black flyhalf attempts to rebuild himself after a string of injuries. 

Dan Carter's sabbatical could last until late July as the All Black flyhalf attempts to rebuild himself after a string of injuries. 
 
The 32-year-old, the highest points scorer in test rugby, is hoping the six-month rest will help extend his international career through New Zealand's defence of the World Cup in 2015.
 
Carter's last act on a rugby field was limping off Twickenham in November with an Achilles injury, and he is in no rush to get back playing.
 
Although his break from rugby is allowing him to get over persistent injuries, he is missing playing.
 
"I'm obviously enjoying the time off but every time I watch I'm wanting to get out there and be playing, which is good, there is still plenty of time. 
 
"I'm pretty keen to play a couple of Crusaders games after the test series so that's what I'll be working towards [and] potentially a club game or two before then,"
 
He is using the break to improve his balance and running style as he recovers from surgery.
 
The seven-times champion Crusaders have made a poor start to their Super Rugby campaign with two defeats in their first three matches but Carter expects them to be in a much better position by the time he is available again.
 
"It's a pretty stock standard start by the Crusaders, to be honest - typically slow, 
 
“They'll be fine, I'm sure they'll get a lot better as the competition goes on," he said.
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