28 Sep 2010

Carter asking for too much, says Toulon owner

9:12 am on 28 September 2010

The owner of French rugby club Toulon has accused All Blacks first five Dan Carter of making unreasonable wage demands to return to France after next year's World Cup.

Carter was given a sabbatical from his contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union two years ago to link up with top 14 team Perpignan. After rupturing his Achilles tendon, however, he played just five games for the Catalans.

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal, who has spared little expense in assembling one of the strongest sides in the top 14, is interested in Carter but claims he's asking for ridiculous money.

In a column in French newspaper L'Equipe, Boudjellal claims Carter is after $2 million a year for three years, which he says crosses the line.