Sunday 21 January 2018

Great New Zealand 10s

Dan Carter
Dan Carter
Andrew Mehrtens
Grant Fox

Dan Carter

(100 caps, 29 tries, 1,442 points)

There's little left for Carter to achieve having reached 100 caps last weekend and helping to finally deliver the World Cup to New Zealand in 2011. He also has secured a Lions tour win, scoring two tries and amassing 33 points in the second Test in the 2005 series in a phenomenal individual display.

During his prolonged excellence, he's seen off talented challengers to his shirt such as Nick Evans and he is beginning a six-month break from the game.

Andrew Mehrtens

(70 caps, 7 tries, 967 points)

Like Carter, Mehrtens is a product of the famous Christchurch Boys' High School.

The South African-born out-half made his debut for the All Blacks in 1995 and played in the World Cup final later the same year as they fell to South Africa.

He picked up his last cap in 2004 and was the All Blacks' record point scorer before he was overtaken by Carter. Mehrtens finished out his playing days with clubs in England and France and most recently had a coaching spell with French Division Two outfit Beziers before returning to the southern hemisphere.

Grant Fox

(46 caps, 1 try, 645 points)

An extraordinary kicker, Fox guided New Zealand to success in the inaugural World Cup in 1987 on home soil, where he amassed 126 points in six matches.

He managed just one try in his international career when he dotted down against Scotland in 1990, but he also secured a Lions series win and kicked a highly controversial penalty to secure the first Test of the 1993 tour.

Fox is currently part of Steve Hansen's back-room team with the All Blacks as a selector.

Irish Independent

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