Dan Carter out of World Cup

2011-10-01 23:45

Auckland - The All Blacks were dealt a massive blow in their quest for a World Cup crown on home soil on Sunday when star playmaker Dan Carter was ruled out of the rest of the tournament with a serious groin injury.

The 29-year-old fly-half sustained a "torn adductor longus tendon" during kicking practice on Saturday and was immediately withdrawn from the All Blacks team to play Canada later on Sunday.

"The scan confirmed our worst fears, that the tendon has torn, which means he is out of the tournament," said All Blacks doctor Deb Robinson.

"He will see a specialist early next week to determine the next course of treatment for him, with surgery a possibility."

Carter, Robinson said, had "no history whatsoever of groin strains. It happened totally out of the blue", revealing that the scan had been "clean" apart from the present injury, something very unusual for a regular kicker.

The fly-half would likely be out for "10 to 12 weeks", Robinson added.

Coach Graham Henry said the news was "devastating for Daniel".

"He has worked so hard to be at a peak for the Rugby World Cup. We will rally around him and pull together as a team," said Carter.

Carter, who had been due to captain the All Blacks against Canada in the absence of Richie McCaw, was replaced by Colin Slade, with Manawatu's Aaron Cruden called up to the squad as cover.

"He's one of the best players ever produced by this country, this was going to be his pinnacle," Henry said of Carter.

"It's a tragic situation for a highly talented sportsman. It was his scene...

I feel very sad for him. We're all feeling for Daniel because he's been an integral part of the side for such a long time.

"He's not going to burst onto the finals and that's very sad.

"He's a key All Black, not only as the person who navigates the side on the field but also off the field."

But Henry added: "We need to move on and play the cards we've got.

"The group is shattered with this news, but they are also a resilient group.

"You have to make the best of the situation."

Usual captain McCaw also missed Sunday's final Pool A game with nagging pain from a surgically repaired stress fracture in his right foot.


  • Zab Juda - 2011-10-01 23:49

    Shame! he'll be "missed" n now for Mcdaddy McCaw...

      Dundermoose - 2011-10-01 23:51

      I agree!! Without Kaaata the ABs are only half the team. Now if McCheat breaks a leg that's the ABs all but gone.

      John Douglas - 2011-10-02 07:36

      You are 2 sad excuses for human beings. Dundermoose, may your son break his leg.

      darkwing - 2011-10-02 08:37

      John, you're even sadder wishing someone to break his leg.

      René Müller - 2011-10-02 09:02

      Damn, this sucks!!! Now when the Bokke will beat the AB's, then the excuses will be something like - 'You played our B-team' type of thing! Not good for the AB's but what the heck, we lost our star, Frans Steyn - you see AB's, you get the Samoan thugs to break our bones, then it comes back to bite you in the arse!!!

      jontheb - 2011-10-02 09:03

      that's what happens when you spend a year in cotton wool...

      Jackool - 2011-10-02 10:37

      Too bad Dan. Such a shame to loose such a great ambassador for NZ rugby and such a shame the AB's have to go on without you. Speedy recovery and good luck. What rotten luck mate.

      Otello - 2011-10-02 10:52

      Very strange how many players are injured during practice in rugby and cricket......too much rugby or unprofessional fitness trainers. Seems he was not warmed up properly. Massive blow to rugby and the All Blacks. What a disapointment for Dan Carter.

      Durbanpoison - 2011-10-02 11:51

      Cheers Dan the man.... cant base a whole team around one special player.... .. bad game plan saying so it looks bad for the boks as well. Steyn out and replaced by ...hahahahaha Kirchner.... bloody Samoan's no way they are playing rugby...

      sinvol - 2011-10-02 12:07

      Problem is that now the AB will moan 4 the next 4 years that we won this world cup against a weak AB team. Chokers!

  • Skubbe - 2011-10-01 23:54


      odysseus - 2011-10-02 07:34

      Wish you speedy recovery Dan.... sad news..... SANZAR injuries the result of an over-extended super 15/trinations season.

      Walter - 2011-10-02 09:05

      This is a moment of tragedy for the All Blacks. There is no doubt that he is probably in the top two or three fly-halves that has ever played the game and this will certainly lessen their chances considerably. Although I'm an avid 'Bok fan, one must give credit where it's due. He's worked so hard to play in this world cup. It's so sad.

  • Bok Fan - 2011-10-02 00:01

    NZ will be mentally screwed with this. Boks to retain the title just looks alot easier

      Stephen Moore - 2011-10-02 01:12

      Boks wont beat the Aussies though quarter final exit

      Bok Fan - 2011-10-02 07:00

      oh ok

      Ian - 2011-10-02 07:02

      you wanna bet on that moore, you think this is the tri nations squad, think again MATE

      majordad.007 - 2011-10-02 07:13

      Count chickens only after they have successfully crossed the road..... Remember there are taxis on the road and you should know what the body count is...

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-10-02 09:50

      En toe... POEP die HOENDER..!!!!! Looking at the Canadians playing against the AB's this morning.... I'd say the AB's are still in there... Bok's need to BEAT the Aussies come Sunday.... Lets NOT predict ANYTHING, until AFTER the game!!!

  • thesaoak - 2011-10-02 00:05

    Thats tragic for DC, the All Blacks are now a very different outfit.... slayde @ 10 is kinda crazy imao... the boks can take this... do it for 50 000 000 of us bokke!!!

  • pants - 2011-10-02 00:06

    oh man where is maori and co. now? chokers have had it, the one position they have no replacement for. AB's to change national sport. Macaw back in speedo thong for synchronised swimming....Hahahahahahahahaah..... Oh please where are the Tik smoking ,wannabes now.

      macrini - 2011-10-02 00:42

      Still here underpants. Now we get to beat you with a 'lesser' team (if you get past Australia).

      marco - 2011-10-02 01:12

      @pants Not very nice mate saying what you did?As a rule of thumb you should never kick a man when he's down.Maori is an assh**e bigtime,but their are other and better ways to express your disgust towards him than gloating in the misfortunes of an individual rugby player like Dan Carter.Sooner or later luck runs out for everybody,and Carter is just unlucky it had to end this way for him.

      pants - 2011-10-02 01:28

      @Marco. you are quite right, I do feel bad for a great player like DCarter, and as a fan of the game really want the best teams and players to win.The post that you have taken umbrage to was really directed towards a select group.

      oomtas - 2011-10-02 07:48

      what do get when u cross a maori with a goat....a weedeater that doesn't work

      oclee62 - 2011-10-02 11:18

      @Maori -- Ferns to loose against Pumas

  • Zab Juda - 2011-10-02 00:12

    "He's not going to burst onto the finals and that's very sad" what final is henry talking about? the old man must be dellusioned, just like his long lost stepson Moari-warri.

      droplet - 2011-10-02 00:33

      in nz and aus "finals" refers to quarter- and semi-finals.

      BardofAvon - 2011-10-02 06:21

      I think he meant the third-place playoff on the Tuesday after the final.

  • ikey_tiger - 2011-10-02 00:23

    feel really bad for them.. after all the preparation and effort they put into him.. We also lost valuable players so, now I guess its all about who has the best depth. would have been better to beat their full-strength side, but we can only play the team that is fit and and ready on the day so.. GO BOKKE, sorry for your loss AB's

  • slg - 2011-10-02 00:25

    Sorry to read this. It must be incredibly difficult for him. Last chance for a world cup.

  • ABs Nbr 1 - 2011-10-02 00:32

    yes .. the MIGHTY ALL BLACKS ... will struggle a bit now .. with an average 1st five in slade now forced to front up. Still , our backline is pretty good ... just pass to Nonu , Smith and SBWilliams , Dagg.. so just different player to slot in and feed to the other 'stars'.

      RandomDude - 2011-10-02 03:26

      you mean the guys in your "b" team that lost in PE?

      Bok Fan - 2011-10-02 06:33

      is that nbr 1 for choking?

  • macrini - 2011-10-02 00:38

    Admittedly Carter is one of a kind, but totally expendable in the grand scheme of things. Cruden gets his chance; wont dissapoint I'm sure. Slade sux.

      nzbro - 2011-10-02 01:58

      @macrini No need to panic.agree 100% with you on cruden. slade needs more time but lets remember he was chosen for a good reason or he would not be there.Perhaps this sudden scenario is exactly what slade needs to step up. Cruden is a welcome selection and with weepu also on board we have enough depth to continue.Dont know why Cruden was not selected in the first place ?Anyway DC's injury is a setback but not one that will sink the ship as many here will hope for.We still have 14 other stars in the team plus more in reserve to take this cup and we kiwis are the known for being the masters of improvisation against all odds. If the AB's needed something to get them to lift their game even more...then we've got one..this is it!

      pants - 2011-10-02 02:05

      Hahhahaaaa...there you are......

      JimbOb - 2011-10-02 11:01

      They shafted Mcalistair's experience. Slade and Cruden not up for it.

      macrini - 2011-10-02 11:35

      @Jimbob: you've been drooling over Carter too much boss. Cruden 'n Weepu to do the business. Slade, meh?

  • Rugbug - 2011-10-02 00:40

    What a sad state of affairs when some Bok fans find it necessary to celebrate Dan Carter's injury and exit from RWC, and then hope for the same for Richie McCaw. As an All Blacks fan, I have yet to come across anyone here in NZ who has celebrated Frans Steyn's or Bryan Habana's injuries. Knowing the character of the AB's, Dan's misfortune is of course a blow, but I doubt it will be a knock-out blow. Might be foolish to count chickens before they hatch. Besides, if I were a Bok fan, I'd be more concerned about the Wallabies bouncing back in the quarters next Saturday. Beware of the injured Aussie........

      Willis Blue - 2011-10-02 00:50


      Thomas - 2011-10-02 01:07

      I am a Bok fan and have to agree with Rugbug, some of the comments here are plain stupid and I don't think the rantings of the majority of Bok fans!!!! All the teams that play from next week will have three tough games in front of them to lift the trophy. Injuries does not mean you are done and dusted from winning the cup!! The only guarantee is that it is going to make the playoffs very interesting!! Rugbug!! from the real SA fans, we are not mistaken when we say the ABs are still the team to beat at the WC!!

      RandomDude - 2011-10-02 03:37

      "I am a Bok fan and have to agree with Rugbug, some of the comments here are plain stupid and I don't think the rantings of the majority of Bok fans!" .. how can you possibly speak for the majority of bok fans ? Let me try that .. "The majority of Bok fans on this forum think that your comments are better directed to your fellow country men that troll the Rugby comment sections of this web site with the sole purpose of annoying the majority of Bok fans that are interested in real Rugby related discussions." After all the trolling we've had to endure is it any wonder that our knee jerk reaction is to do the same.

      odysseus - 2011-10-02 08:01

      @rugbug... don't worry mate.... any genuine rugby lover is not about to celebrate something like this..... its a real blow, especially for DC himself who is perhaps one of the most decent people around over and above his sublime skills.... I think we should all be directing our dissatisfaction at the extended super 15 season. This kind of injury, incurred during a kicking practice and not in the heat of battle, is just so typical of the body deciding enough is enough... also I don't think injuries will change the dynamic of the RWC all that much....character and determination will be the deciding factor

      iceman1982 - 2011-10-02 09:12

      @Rugbug, I agree with you. These comments are exactly the reason why the rest of teh world hate us so much. Because of a couple of hillbillies. You have to get past injuries, but if its the best player in teh world , it will have an effect.

      Gungets Tuft - 2011-10-02 14:02

      Agree 100%. Ask any real Bok and real rugby fan and we want to see the best players on the field. Celebrating Carters injury is crude and uncultured, callin for a deliberate injury to any player is barbaric. It show the mentality or an obese couch fan, gripping a pint in one hand and a burger in the other, trying to pretend that the team you support winning something somehow makes you clever, slim and talented. Sad.

  • ABs Nbr 1 - 2011-10-02 00:50

    based on games so far , i would suggest South africa will struggle to get past Australia. Cooper had a bad game the other week against the Irish , who played an excellent game. Roll on the quarter finals. Yes .. I think CRUDEN will get to play , step up and surprise the other teams. Interesting the games played , how some of the more fanciedsides have struggled , the injuries ... so may the best team win the world Cup.

      The Rob - 2011-10-02 12:11

      It's hard to tell where the Boks are at right now with the varying performances, and it's true that Australia will present a serious challenge to the Boks next weekend. But the Boks have had two tough games in the Wales match and the Somoaner debacle and they should be reasonable battle-hardened by now.However, the AB's haven't been tested by a decent team yet - France were really bad last week and continue to underperform, so the AB's may just go into a semi-final (assuming they dispose of the Pumas) and face their first proper test, either against us or the Aussies. I would be a very, very nervous AB supporter right about now.

  • Leviathan - 2011-10-02 00:59

    really feel sorry 4 the guy even if hes a AB. pity 2 big players out of WC carter, frans steyn pity.

  • Mr.Rugby - 2011-10-02 01:26

    one bird does not make a summer

      macrini - 2011-10-02 01:32

      good words

      RandomDude - 2011-10-02 03:19

      Text book example of a thought terminating cliche .

      Buffalo - 2011-10-02 06:12

      Yeah, but one good Swallow doth a summer make.

      Mr.Rugby - 2011-10-02 10:37

      Carter is 1 man in the All Black team, he's not the All Black team

  • pants - 2011-10-02 01:35

    With regards to my previous posts ..... I do believe that Dan C. is one of the best, however WC is about a team, and without him one of the best teams (sincerely) is in trouble. May the best team win.

      nzbro - 2011-10-02 02:14

      @pants if DC (& mCcaw ) was required to win the rwc all by himself/themselves I might agree with you, however its a 15 man team and the AB selectors spent 4 yrs preparing for this very scenario, hence the vast depth across all positions in our AB squad.This is a blow for DC because this is what he has been preparing for but not a complete blow for the team. Cruden will surprise many who until now have not seen him in action much and add weepu and slade to the mix & you've STILL got a winning Solution. I repeat myself...There is a BLACK wave aproaching and it STILL aint going away ! Au, au, aue ha! ( And it's my time! It's my moment! ) Ko Kapa o Pango e ngunguru nei! ( This defines us as the All Blacks )

      pants - 2011-10-02 02:40

      @nzbra lets wait and see.....may the best team win.

      bliksembende - 2011-10-02 03:27

      RandomDude dit is totaal onnodig om so laag te daal met sulke vuil kommentaar . Dit baat niks as jy 'n duisend woorde in 'n vreemede taal praat en die persoon aan wie dit gerig is verstaan jou nie . Ons verstaan jou well en al wat jou vloek woorde vir my se' is dat jy 'n baie laag interlek het en kan dus glad nie op 'n volwasse manier gesels al stem jy nie saam met die gesprek nie. Jy is die tipe ou wat ons volk in 'n swak lig sit elke keer as jy jou mond oop maak.Verwyder jou vuil woorde of ek sal self jou vuil kommentaar rapporteer.

      bliksembende - 2011-10-02 09:00

      RandomDude jy bewys nou verder dat jy wel die mentaliteit van 'n kind het as ook 'n laag intelek. As vloek die norm is vir jou dan was jou opbrengs duidelik van 'n swak, lae klas gehalte.Het jy miskien al jou voortande? Ek neem dit dan ook van self spreekend dat die rekenaar wat jy nou gebruik nie joune is nie maar miskien 'n gesteelde een is ? OF jou ouers het nie hul toestemming gegee dat jy in groot mense se geselskap op die internet moet wees nie? Enige ou kan op enige site gaan en sy opinie gee, selfs 'n slegte kind soos jy, so wie gee jou die reg om 'n ander ordentlike persoon te verbied om sy opinie te lewe? Ek lees geen vuil taal in sy kommentaar nie, en ek stem nie heeltemaal saam met hom nie, tog gun ek hom die vryheid om sy opinie te gee, Dit ou boetman is 'n volwasse se gedrag. Jy is die tipe ou wat ons volk in 'n swak lig sit elke keer as jy jou mond oop maak met jou kinderagtige gedrag.sies man. O ja, voor ek vergeet, my naam "bliksembende" kom van 'n ou tv storie van baie jare gelede "Trompie en die Bliksembende". Dis seker lank voor jou tyd knapie. gaan speel nou met jou maatjies daar buite,en los die internet vir die grootmense.

      Safaripak - 2011-10-02 09:17


      bliksembende - 2011-10-02 10:09

      Ai Safaripak jy is reg, dit was Boksombende en nie bliksembende nie. Nou ja 'n ou word maar oud en die brein kan nie meer als onthou nie. Hoe het daai deuntjie gegaan nou weer?. "daar kom trompieee and die boksombende dis blikkies daardie rooie...en boesman die brak ? Ek los maar bliksembende soos dit is ter gedagte van ou trompie ?

      Corry - 2011-10-02 12:26

      @ RandomDude, You're not religious" Oh bugger off. I'm an atheist and I detest foul language. As do I pornography, lawlessness etc. I don't need religion to be moral, in fact religion is the excuse people use to justify atrocity, bigotry and discrimination. I could swear at you in Cantonese "Dew neh lo moh" or even Sindarin but if you don't understand it what is the point? Anyway, very sad for DC. A grwat bloke who is a great ambassador for both his country and Rugby.

      RandomDude - 2011-10-02 16:13

      Let's see where to begin blinksembende . 1. to you and Correy who doesn't understand the point of saying that to him in a language he doesn't understand that IS the point ... do I really need to explain this to you ? him: Au, au, aue ha! ( And it's my time! It's my moment! ) Ko Kapa o Pango e ngunguru nei! ( This defines us as the All Blacks ) me: "Gaan kA k 'jou' NZ P0ES" ( NZ supporters on this' forum' are AWESOME) 2. BLIKSEM , you obviously don't come here often or you would know that this is one of many NZ supporters on this site that hate Saffas because they're confident about their team and see it as their mission in life to annoy the other users of this site and take us down a notch .. this particular knob gobbler said as much on one of these discussion just a few days ago . You would also know why AWESOME in bold . 2.All the personal insults . Again do you not see the problem with calling a person stupid and low brow because of his 'taal gebruik" and then launching into personal insults about their upbringing, their intelligence, their maturity level ? All under a handle BLINKSEMbende ? The fact that it was a TV or whatever show with "vloek taal" in the title only makes your position weaker ? For your info though, I'm a Software Engineer living in the US where I've worked for the past 12 yrs in one of the top technology companies in the world ..

      RandomDude - 2011-10-02 16:22 I guess spelling and the use of low brow language really aren't good indicators to use when judging a person's intelligence .. a better one would be to look at how many logical fallacies a person makes when they "debate" someone 3. Corry : "You're not religious" Oh bugger off. I'm an atheist and I detest foul language. As do I pornography, lawlessness etc. I don't need religion to be moral, in fact religion is the excuse people use to justify atrocity, bigotry and discrimination' why do you feel this is relevant ? Did I advocate for pornography , lawlessness etc ? OR did you just feel like showing me how not to take the high ground.? ... **"Oh bugger off"**

      Corry - 2011-10-02 23:01

      @Random, dude, you try to excuse your use of profanity because you are not religious. You are giving atheists a bad nameand it is to this I take umbrage. So kindly desist and admit your sad lack of skills in the vernacular in expressing yourself with contemporary colloquial expression has nothing to do with your not being religious. Rather it is that you are a foul mouthed lout spouting incoherent diatribe, bereft of the ability of intelligent engagement and debate.

      RandomDude - 2011-10-03 20:31

      1. I'm not an atheist and I don;t give two Sh1ts about their 'good' name ... They're as intellectually dishonest as believers . 2. L M A O .. Cory : "So kindly desist and admit your sad lack of skills in the vernacular in expressing yourself with contemporary colloquial expression has nothing to do with your not being religious. Rather it is that you are a foul mouthed lout spouting incoherent diatribe, bereft of the ability of intelligent engagement and debate." That's an 'Argumentum Verbosium' fallacy combined with an 'Attack The Man' fallacy ( google it ). Hot tip, you don't impress people as being smart with your high brow language . Any intelligent person will see it for what it is, proof by intimidation. You don't actually argue anything you wrap a personal insult in "high' language which shows that your idea of a debate is to attack the person making the statement. same strategy that are used by by grammar nazis the world over . I'll repeat , spelling and the use of low brow language aren't good indicators of person's intelligence .. a better indicator is to look at how many logical fallacies a person makes when they "debate" someone .

      RandomDude - 2011-10-03 21:49

      O and corry as for your( let me try and decipher this drivel ),... "Admit your use of foul language has nothing to do with your not being religious" .. genius! NO, I do not admit it . I never used foul language when I was religious because it was a sin . After I lost my religion the concept of 'bad' words seemed silly to me .Is that OK with you and the atheist + christian + Afrikaner thought police ? We , I guess I should say I , live in a world where South Park win Emmy awards for the quality of their social commentary .

  • Ya Beauty! - 2011-10-02 03:37

    Last world cup Carter gets injured before the quaters, New Zealand gets knocked out by France......Its not what Carter brings on the field its what he brings off it.....its called belief the Kiwiz just wont have it without him plus Richie is not 100% fit......Sorry ABs the mountain is now too high to climb......

      nzbro - 2011-10-02 04:05

      Sorry Ya Beauty! but this scenario is precisely why we have so muchmore depth than previous wc..The AB have learnt from previous WC and spent the past 4 yrs to be well prepared for something like this. Its no shock & scramble for relief backup as you may want to believe. The backup has always been there & waiting. Enter slade as first choice then, cruden, weepu.Fortunately it takes 15 men to win the game so DC will be missed but its not something the AB have not been preparing for. You dont become No1 in the world year after year without facing & beating the challenges that will put you there! We STILL got a winning Solution. * I repeat myself...There is a BLACK wave aproaching and it STILL aint going away ! Au, au, aue ha! ( And it's my time! It's my moment! ) Ko Kapa o Pango e ngunguru nei! ( This defines us as the All Blacks )

      Ya Beauty! - 2011-10-02 04:14

      Hey Bro No team in the world can replace Carter mate love your optimism......feel sorry for you to be honest but sadly the mountain is just now too high.....

      Gavin Hundermark - 2011-10-02 06:49

      Sorry @nzbro, you can claim depth in all positions but 1. Serioulsy - Slade is the second best flyhalf in NZ? Then you have problems. Much as I'm sorry for DC, I somehow think 90% of NZ's have just seen the cup slip from their hands.

  • blackfan - 2011-10-02 04:09

    Sorry state of affairs when you see people happy with the misfortune of another, Think how gutted DC must feel.

      mozzer - 2011-10-02 11:47

      maybe you can suck him off to help ease his pain?

      Jonti - 2011-10-02 12:32

      it's amazing how the AB fans now suddenly have an overwhelming sense of compassion.. HAHAHA cough cough HAAAAAHAHAHA

  • rugbyfan101 - 2011-10-02 04:40

    Sad to see a player of this stature leave the tournament, but it will make the Boks' job a bit easier, now all they have to worry about is that Kirchner might get on the field!

  • Maori - 2011-10-02 05:27

    I feel it for Sir Daniel Cater! A huge loss, but the ALL BLACKS will take the cup for DC and Lomu. Always amazed at the saffa mentality to celebrate the loss of such a huge player - As I said in a previous posts, Slade will step up his game. Get better DC, great servant of the game! Go ALL BLACKS!!

      TrueSaffa - 2011-10-02 05:57

      Not all SA supporters are happy with this. He is a fantastic player and to see such a player loose out on a chance to win the greatest trophy in world rugby is sad.

      Magmansa - 2011-10-02 07:18

      @At Maori, funny I've been getting a lot of cheers over here about Frans Steyns injury, that was until Dan got injured. So its just an Sa mentality then? P.s if u ever decide to come to NZ I can show you around, I'd love to show you All Black "supporters" what a wonderfully racist country NZ is, you might just be blown away my friend.

      oomtas - 2011-10-02 07:58

      when the schoolbell wrang for break "maori" was always head first into the dumbster....shame i feel bad for him.....not!

      Wormtongue - 2011-10-02 08:17

      Count on Maori to make a sweeping statement about the "Saffa mentality".

      Circuswatch - 2011-10-02 11:08

      Who are these guys Slade and Cruden? I can't remember them from any games I've watched. They must be pretty mediocre. Carter is a true menace - sad he's always injured at crucial times.

  • TrueSaffa - 2011-10-02 05:54

    As a Springbok fan, but a rugby fan first, its terrible news. I feel for the guy. But this prob means our chances against them double GO BOKKE!!!

  • AbsoluteZero - 2011-10-02 05:58

    Oh dear, when we win the world cup, all the conspiracy theorists in NZ are going to blame us for this!

      TrueSaffa - 2011-10-02 06:08

      No they wont, this is a loss to RWC. I wanted the boks to beat NZ full strength. Goodluck to the guy....

  • Jodida - 2011-10-02 06:20

    Never nice to hear of professional sportsman getting injured. And might I add, maybe one of the worlds best placement kickers and fly-half. I am so looking forward to SA vs NZ as the final two tems. GO BOKKE!!!

  • koos.kroep - 2011-10-02 06:29

    I feel sorry for Dan Carter as a professional athlete. I hope he gets over his injury and this huge dissappointment soon. I don't however pity the AB team. They have build too much hope and dreams on this one player, much like Jona Lomu in 1995. Any team in this World Cup will loose players of value during this tournament and any team worth their salt will still win this tournament even with setbacks. The game is bigger than any one player. Good luck to all the remaining teams in WC 2011. Go Bokke!!!

  • ChumScrubber - 2011-10-02 06:31

    Very sad, one of the greatest ever. It amazes me how often it's key players like this that get injured at critical times. Also how many players get injured during training. Sad for the AB's but will help whoever they face next - besides Canada.

      Old EagleEye - 2011-10-02 06:42

      Yep!......and I wonder what's going through Richie McJaw's mind right now. Bad luck for the ABs, but 'Dwang happens'!!! Go Bokke...go...go...go.

  • Jan - 2011-10-02 06:41

    @MAORI, I wonder how you guys felt when you "Bloodbrothers, Samoa", wrecked FS, and try to get HB out as well?

      Mars - 2011-10-02 06:50

      Get a life Jan. Samoa vs South Africa game was pure physicality. What game were you watching that showed Samoan players taking FS and HB out? Perhaps you should stick to your tea and ballet and leave this site for real rugby discussion. Boks may well look back at this game as the one that sneaks them through the Quarter Finals. P.S There are more Samoan players in the All Blacks than there are Maori players. Something to ponder when the AB's meet you in the Semi Finals.

  • Two.Oceans.Aviation - 2011-10-02 06:51

    I feel for the guy its a real pitty but NZ are going to have to include some hiemlich experts into their squad becuase we all now they choke from time to time but that Colin Slade is a massive choker under pressure and is weak in def his channel. I would play Piri Weepu at 10.

  • BOKBEFOK - 2011-10-02 07:12

    This was Carters last chance to taste World Cup victory. Suddenly Q final vs Aussies & Semi vs All Blacks looks much easier.

  • RugbyBoychie - 2011-10-02 07:15

    NZ engine is a bit cold this morning......choke choke choke

  • Richard - 2011-10-02 07:21

    Pop their goes the world !

  • Andrew - 2011-10-02 07:23

    As a rugby fan, bad luck Dan you are always a pleasure to watch and you will be missed in the tournament. As a Springbok fan I would rather have beaten a full strength AB team than rely on injuries for my victory. We must be mindful of the fact that they are still the AB's at home, it would be folly to see them as a lesser team. They are certainly not half the team but their capacity will be reduced.

      KG - 2011-10-02 07:42

      Awww man, as a Kiwi and AB supporter I'm so gutted that Dan Carter won't get to play the rest of the World Cup, regardless of how far we get! He's a true star and one of the best, so very disappointing. Sad that people rejoice over a players injury though, thankfully there are a few good sorts out there who understand how tough this would be on the player, just as it would be for Frans Steyn etc! Never mind, we troop on eh! Go Ab's! :)

      Karoobloed - 2011-10-02 08:29

      KG, totally agreed. Like Colin Meads, Frik du Preez and Barry John, some players are almost bigger than the game itself. Dan Carter is one of those rare rugby players. I wish he was from the Karoo too. I am of course hoping that my boys, the Boks, pull this one off. However, do not dispair, we will likely have to take off our hats off to your ABs - I do expect them to lift RWC 2011.

  • patrice - 2011-10-02 07:39

    Har Har - this is part of the pre knock-out stages NZ press and AB disinformation plan, to add spice to the tournament. I'll bet my packet of woollies biltong that young Dan will make a miraculous recovery in time for the final.

  • Nonnita - 2011-10-02 07:47

    I hope you feel better! Don't give up! Good luck!

  • Jim - 2011-10-02 08:13

    For the most part (notable exclusions) South African 'sport fans' are an embarrassment. I believe our Springbok Squad would agree. One of the greatest fly-halves to ever grace the game will not be playing in an SA-NZ final....and this is cause to celebrate? To be worthy WC champions I would rather beat a full strength NZ team.

  • Koen - 2011-10-02 08:19

    What a shame, he's in his own class. Hope he recovers to full health quickly.

  • BardofAvon - 2011-10-02 08:27

    Obviously a fake injury so they have a ready-made excuse for when they choke.

      Maori - 2011-10-02 08:37

      I'm sure your mother faked it when she gave birth to you!

      pants - 2011-10-02 09:32

      as fake as a maori living western cape.......

      mozzer - 2011-10-02 11:57

      Maori, I know why you support the All Blacks. That's what you see when you walk out of your house in the Cape flats right?

  • JT - 2011-10-02 08:41

    Very sad for Carter. The All Blacks can still win if they pick Cruden at 10. Graham Henry's crush on Colin Slade will cost them the World Cup.

      BardofAvon - 2011-10-02 08:47

      Is his crush personal?

  • darkwing - 2011-10-02 08:45

    All I'm thinking of is that long tendon. You are the man, Dan!

  • Gavin - 2011-10-02 08:59

    PITY! Personally I find a rugby game more entertaining when both sides are at 'full strength'. Hope they recover soon. Best of luck to the Boks! Bring it home boys.

  • mikemike - 2011-10-02 09:21

    I quote "He's not going to burst onto the finals and that's very sad" I comment " Nor are any of the other 15 players, going to burst onto the finals and that's the reallity" Chokers.

  • Whitey - 2011-10-02 09:25

    @RandomDude. You should apologize for the language you used! In the meantime I have reported your comment. We don’t need someone like you on this forum!!

      RandomDude - 2011-10-03 20:49

      Lol .. no .. you're going to have to deal with the fact that I said what I said & I meant what I said .. that is exactly what that person is.

  • KG - 2011-10-02 09:37

    @Karoobloed-good on ya mate! supporters like you make me proud to enjoy this game called rugby. Though I really hope my AB boys can do this and raise the cup (we've been waiting long enough!!! haha), when I read comments like yours I really do hope your team does you proud too. At the end of the day, we're all in it for the rugby and even though I'm a Kiwi 'troll' on a SA rugby board, (and even though DC is out) it makes me excited still for what's to come :) bring it on!

  • bullincapeto - 2011-10-02 09:50

    Hi Kok I see Damian Cartel is out of the white feathers, hope Henry knows the heimlich manouvre

  • johan.demeyer2 - 2011-10-02 10:29

    That is a great loss for the all blacks in a World Cup series, no team want Players to be injured in a event like this, as a Springboks supporter i wish Dan Cater a succesful recovery

  • cupid - 2011-10-02 11:04

    lthe most tragic thing about this is it could be Carters last world cup. He is currently playing his best rugby in his career. At 29, he will be 33 years old in 2015, by then there will be a better no. 10 than him so I dont think he will be first choice. . The guy is a very humble gentlemen he must be devastated and depressed. Get well Carter.

  • roi.boss1 - 2011-10-02 11:18

    i wont say i am not hapi coz i would be lying thats the best news that i have had all morning and after losing frans steyn i needed this. and i hope his form drops after this and now for mccaw

      Maori - 2011-10-02 11:36

      Go watch soccer!!

      Barry Edwards - 2011-10-03 18:15

      His name is not McCaw. His name is McCheat

  • Evan - 2011-10-02 11:22

    If I were the biggest "bok"supporter in the world I would still not want to win a world cup game against a half-strength competitor, NOT sporting at all, also opposed to taking easy routes to a final. Want call yourself a world champ you need to beat the best teams, otherwise you have no right to call yourself the best in the world.

  • rex.aspeling - 2011-10-02 12:01

    we will miss him even as opposition

  • wozlocksley - 2011-10-02 12:24

    i feel for daniel carter. life can be very cruel sometimes.

  • OZNOB - 2011-10-02 13:13

    GOODNEWS for the bokke though it is never nice to see someone not being able to play after all the hard work put in to get ready for the tournament

  • AllBlue - 2011-10-02 13:14

    Maybe the bokke has a change now?