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Saturday 16 December 2017

Get Carter: Irish youngster who posted video of his rugby skills gets to meet All Blacks legend Dan Carter

George Morgan, from Perrystown, Co. Dublin, meets All Black out-half Dan Carter during a meet and greet, hosted by AIG, ahead of an AIG Kicking Clinic
George Morgan, from Perrystown, Co. Dublin, meets All Black out-half Dan Carter during a meet and greet, hosted by AIG, ahead of an AIG Kicking Clinic
George Morgan, from Perrystown, Co. Dublin, meets All Black out-half Dan Carter during a meet and greet, hosted by AIG, ahead of an AIG Kicking Clinic. Castleknock Hotel & Golf Club, Castleknock, Co. Dublin
20 November 2013; George Morgan, from Perrystown, Co. Dublin, meets All Black out-half Dan Carter during a meet and greet
George Morgan, from Perrystown, Co. Dublin, meets All Black out-half Dan Carter
George Morgan, from Perrystown, Co. Dublin, meets All Black out-half Dan Carter
George Morgan, from Perrystown, Co. Dublin, meets All Black out-half Dan Carter
George Morgan, from Perrystown, Co. Dublin, meets All Black out-half Dan Carter
George Morgan, from Perrystown, Co. Dublin, meets All Black out-half Dan Carter

It’s not every day you get to meet the best No 10 half in the world, but All Blacks legend Dan Carter looked suitably impressed this afternoon when he met cheeky Irish youngster George Morgan.

The 12-year-old, who plays rugby for Terenure College in Dublin, posted a video on YouTube in April cheekily titled ‘Hey All Blacks Check This Out’.

The video became a viral sensation since being posted in April, and has been viewed over 225,000 times.

George showed off his impressive skill set in the clip as he kicked and threw a ball around his estate with extreme accuracy.

Today the two came face to face at the Castleknock Hotel, with the All Blacks fly-half generously giving George a pair of his boots.

The meeting was arranged after Carter saw the clip.

Earlier this year, he had tweeted: “Just got sent this. Future AB??? Actually he is Irish so he might be wearing the Green Jersey one day #FutureStar”

George, who doesn’t have a Twitter account, used his aunty’s profile to respond saying: “Hi Dan. Thanks for the tweet love2meet u 23rd Nov here in Ireland.P.S this my aunties page George Morgan."

The delighted schoolboy also posted a picture of himself with a sign saying: “Hey Dan your tweet meant the world to me. George Morgan.”

Although Carter is injured for Sunday’s clash with Ireland, he’s remained on the tour with the All Blacks.

New Zealand will be looking to go an entire season undefeated if they beat Ireland on Sunday – a fact which has never been accomplished before in the era of professional rugby.

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