13 Jun 2010

Carter becomes first All Black to score 1000 test points

6:38 am on 13 June 2010

Dan Carter became the first All Black rugby player to surpass 1,000 test points in the 66-28 thrashing of 14-man Ireland in New Plymouth last night.

Carter slotted 17 points on seven conversions and a penalty to move to 1,011 points as the All Blacks took advantage of Irish number eight Jamie Heaslip's sending off in the 16th minute for kneeing an All Black player in the head.

Carter's personal haul took him past 1,000 test points, joining an elite group comprising of England's Jonny Wilkinson (1,175), Welshman Neil Jenkins (1,090) and Italy's Diego Dominguez (1,010).