18 May 2011

Carter says he doesn't have a club in mind for his sabattical

6:06 pm on 18 May 2011

The All Blacks first five Dan Carter says he doesn't have a club in mind should he take a sabattical during his newly signed four-year deal with the New Zealand rugby union.

The 29-year-old, who's played 79 Tests for the All Blacks, announced on Wednesday afternoon in Christchurch that he's staying in New Zealand through until the 2015 World Cup.

As with his previous contract, Carter's negotiated a time out clause, but says that's simply to give him some flexibility.

Carter's last sabatical at French club Perpignan didn't last long, as he suffered an achilles tendon injury, shortly after arriving on a seven month contract reportedly worth $1.4 million.