Dan Carter

Carter booed from field in first game back for French club

The 35-year-old two-time World Cup winner had not played since the end of January due to a groin injury and last month was caught drink-driving in Paris.

According to AFP news agency, the star first five kicked just one penalty before being hauled off to be replaced just after the hour mark with whistles of impatience from his Stade Yves-du-Manoir home crowd ringing in his ears.

The loss left Racing in seventh place, three points outside the play-off places while La Rochelle stretched their lead at the top to eight points.


NZ Rugby labels Carter and Williams incidents disappointing

Williams, who plays for Paris club Racing 92, was charged by police for allegedly buying cocaine last week and has been suspended by the club.

Read, who played with Williams in the national side, says it's a wake call to all past and present players of the standards expected of them.

"It's a reminder if you've been an All Black there's a brand or standard that needs to be kept," Read said.

"The All Blacks always want to keep standards high, it's important that you respect that.

"But if you make a mistake it's out there. It's disappointing."

Carter caught drink driving - reports

The French newspaper L'Equipe has confirmed a story by the magazine Closer, that Carter was stopped late Wednesday night by Police in the 17th arrondissement of Paris.

The report said Carter wasn't carrying his driver's licence and had a blood alcohol concentration of .98 grams per litre when the limit was .5 grams per litre.

Carter wasn't held in custody and will be summoned to court for trial.

Carter joined French club Racing 92 following the All Blacks' victory at the 2015 World Cup.

Dan Carter, Joe Rokocoko - 'please explain' sought by French anti-doping agency

The trio of Racing 92 imports were cleared last October by the French Rugby Federation after traces of corticosteroids were found in tests following the Top 14 final in Barcelona last June.

But Le Monde has reported that the French anti-doping agency, The College of the AFLD, now wants a please explain from the players over the incident.

The French newspaper reported the development was "not rare".

When Le Monde approached Racing 92 about the reported development, the glamour Paris club refused to comment.

French rugby taking a toll on its players

Player welfare has again been under scrutiny after it was revealed that former All Black Dan Carter played the French Top 14 final for Racing Metro after receiving an injection of corticoids - a legal steroid used to treat inflammation.

Carter said he had the injections after suffering a knee issue in the semi-final. He was cleared of any wrongdoing by the French federation but Montpellier lock Robins Tchale Watchou, the president of the French players' union, believes it set a bad example.

Former All Blacks cleared of doping

French newspaper L'Equipe says Carter, who plays for the Paris based club Racing 92, "has been cleared and was notified following an investigation by the medical commission of the French Rugby Federation."

The 34-year-old first-five, along with team-mates Juan Imhoff and Rokocoko, tested positive for corticosteroids after the Top 14 Final in Barcelona in June.

Racing 92 rest Dan Carter and get thrashed by Montpellier in French Top 14

Jake White's Montpellier outfit ran in nine tries for a 60-7 win that elevated them to fourth on the table and left Racing's top position vulnerable.

Racing took a gamble as they eye the looming crunch European Champions Cup quarter-final against holders Toulon, resting several big names.

Carter enjoys dream debut for Racing 92

Retired New Zealand great Carter admitted he was nervous yet ran the game smoothly at five-eighth in his first appearance since a starring role in the All Blacks recent World Cup title defence.

Carter reveals Crusaders considered not re-signing him

Writing on the U.S. based Players Tribune website Carter said it was his wife Honor who kept in the game.

Two years ago Carter thought his body was telling him it was time to give up.

Social media race on between Richie McCaw and Dan Carter

McCaw has only been on Facebook for a few weeks, after Carter finally convinced him to join the social media revolution in the wake of their World Cup final victory celebrations earlier this month.