Clarke Gayford spends a day with the All Blacks' star first five-eighth. A thoroughly modern rugby player, Dan Carter talks about his underwear commercials and is seen in his Italian clothing store and being made up with fake sweat for a photo shoot. The flip side is an unwavering commitment to his craft and a training and fitness regime that leaves Gayford gasping. Carter recalls his father building him goalposts in the backyard when he was a boy — and he demonstrates the goal kicking technique that has made him the All Blacks’ leading points scorer.
The first couple of years, I didn’t think this was part of playing rugby. There’s probably a lot of ex-rugby players that still think that.– Dan Carter (on a make up session before a photo shoot)