Carter v the world for BBC award

2015-11-30 14:01
Dan Carter and Richie McCaw (Getty)

Cape Town - The accolades keep rolling in for former All Blacks star Dan Carter.

According to the Stuff website, Carter will take on some of the biggest names in sport after being named a finalist for the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.

Carter, who helped the All Blacks to back-to-back Rugby World Cup titles in England last month, is up against Usain Bolt (athletics), Novak Djokovic (tennis), Katie Ledecky (swimming), Jordan Spieth (golf) and Serena Williams (tennis).

Carter was named World Rugby's Player of the Year after guiding the All Blacks to victory against the Wallabies, kicking 19 points in the win at Twickenham.

He retired from international rugby as the record points scorer with 1 598 points from 112 Tests.

Carter is now in Paris to start his French club career with Racing 92.

British bookmakers Ladbrokes have Carter at 3/1 second-favourite to win the award where Bolt is the favourite (8/13) to claim the gong for a record fourth time.

Djokovic can be backed at 5/1, while Williams is on offer at 10/1. Spieth (16/1) and Ledecky (50/1) are considered outsiders for the award.

The winner will be named on Monday, December 21.

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