Monday 16 September 2019

Dan Carter got slammed after producing this bizarre stat line during Racing's Champions Cup hammering

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 16: Dan Carter of Racing 92 is seen during the warm prior to the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Glasgow Warriors and Racing 92 at Scotstoun stadium on December 16, 2016 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 16: Dan Carter of Racing 92 is seen during the warm prior to the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Glasgow Warriors and Racing 92 at Scotstoun stadium on December 16, 2016 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Dan Carter's brilliance is unquestionable but the legendary out-half endured a very subdued outing as Racing 92's Champions Cup hopes were all but extinguished last night.

The Parisians, who reached the final of the tournament last season, lost their third straight pool game as they went down 23-7 away to Glasgow. The loss could well benefit Munster, with Racing possibly fielding a weakened side in their two fixtures against Rassie Erasmus' men.

Carter's performance typified Racing's difficult evening, with the 2015 World Player of the Year producing what must surely rank among the worst statistical performances of his career.

According to ESPN statistics, Carter had zero carries, made zero metres, beat zero defenders and had zero offloads, while kicking the ball just four times. The reaction on social media wasn't very kind.

"Theory that Dan Carter seen as truly great player because he played in a great side gains yet more weight in non-performance against Glasgow," Sunday Times rugby correspondent Stephen Jones tweeted.

In fairness to Carter, the bad night on the pitch didn't stop him from being a gentleman afterwards, with the ex-All Black happy to pose with this tiny Glasgow fan on his way out of the ground.

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