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Dan Carter takes high shot in his final Paris derby

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The word legend is a word that can be used a little too lightly in the modern era.

However, it is undeniable that Rugby Union star Dan Carter fits that description to a tee.

The 35-year-old has basically won every team and individual honour his sport has to offer.

However, he shows no signs of slowing down.

On the weekend, the fly-half was playing for Racing 92 in a Paris derby against Stade Francais when he copped a high shot from Zurabi Zhvania which saw the Georgian international spend time in the sin-bin after receiving a yellow card.

The blow to Carter's throat was enough to see him substituted early in the second half, but it did not stop Racing claim the win 28-22 and sit second on the Top 14 table.

Sunday will be the last Paris derby that Carter will play as he heads to Japan to play for Kobelco Steelers.

In the latter part of his stellar career, Carter who won 112 caps for the All-Blacks, sees his role as a mentor as he heads to a market with plenty of potential and hosting rights for the 2019 World Cup.

While admitting leaving France was an incredibly tough decision to make, moving closer to home was a big factor.

Carter said: "When I was trying to make a decision of whether to stay in France or look elsewhere," as per Rugby Dump.

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"It was a tough decision, but it made so much more sense to be living and playing in Japan."

Despite Carter having his fair share of injuries this season, he is determined to leave
France as a winner.

When you look at his career as a whole, you wouldn't be surprised one bit it that occurs.

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