Carter signs new adidas deal

2016-04-19 13:29
Dan Carter (AP)

Cape Town - He may not be playing for the All Blacks any more, but that hasn't stopped Dan Carter from extending his relationship with the team's major sponsor.

According to the Stuff website, Carter retired from international rugby after playing a starring role in the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup triumph in England last year to take up a lucrative contract with French Top 14 club, Racing 92.

His three-year deal with Racing, worth a reported $3.3 million a season, made him the highest paid player in the sport in terms of playing contracts.

And while details of the adidas agreement were scarce, it will undoubtedly help keep Carter at the top end of rugby's rich list for the next few years.

With Carter steering the ship, Racing have been among the frontrunners in the Top 14 this season while they take on Leicester this weekend in the European Champions Cup semi-finals.

On Monday, Carter beat out swimming legend Michael Phelps, surfer Mick Fanning, skier Lindsay Vonn and heptathlete Jessica Ennis Hill to be named the Comeback Athlete of the Year at the Laureus Sports Awards.

Laureus 2016 award winners:

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Novak Djokovic

Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams

Laureus World Team of the Year: All Blacks

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Jordan Spieth

Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Dan Carter

Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Daniel Dias

Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Jan Frodeno

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