Paris - All Black legend Dan Carter is expected to pledge
his support for France's bid to host the 2023 World Cup, French rugby president
Bernard Laporte said on Thursday.
"It's not sewn up but it's looking good. He really
wants to," Laporte said of Carter's proposed involvement at the September
25 bid presentation in London.
Carter retired from international rugby in 2015 after
helping New Zealand win a second successive World Cup and is the leading points
scorer in Test history.
The 35-year-old subsequently joined Paris-based Racing 92
for the 2015-16 campaign and led the club to the Top 14 title in his first
France, who lasted hosted the World Cup in 2007, will face
competition from Ireland and South Africa for the right to stage the 2023
The winning bid will be announced on November 15.