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Carter 1 conversion from Monty's mark

2015-10-30 11:02
Dan Carter (Gallo Images)

London - All Blacks legend Dan Carter is one conversion away from tying former Springbok Percy Montgomery's Rugby World Cup conversion total.

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Carter, arguably the great flyhalf - if not player - to play the game, has kicked 21 conversions in this year's tournament heading into Saturday's grand finale against Australia (18:00 SA time) at Twickenham, in what is likely to be his final Test.

Former Springbok fullback Montgomery was on target with 22 conversions in the 2007 tournament, but both pale in comparison to former All Black Grant Fox who was successful with 30 conversions in 1987.

While few would bet against Carter at least matching - if not surpassing - Montgomery's mark against the Wallabies, he isn't likely to threaten his compatriot's record.

To add to his many Test records, in last weekend's semi-final win over the Springboks, Carter became the first visiting player to score 100 points at Twickenham - a total he's likely to add to this weekend.

Sport24 Editor Garrin Lambley is covering the 2015 Rugby World Cup live from London.

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