16 Jun 2013

Carter available for third test against France

2:19 pm on 16 June 2013

The All Blacks first five Dan Carter has been declared fit and available for the third and final test against France in New Plymouth next weekend.

Carter has missed the first two test wins over France, after he cracked a bone in his right hand while playing for the Crusasders.

Even while on water duties for the side in last night's 30-nil win in Chrischurch Carter's hand was still in a brace.

However coach Steve Hansen says medical staff have cleared him to play although Carter hasn't been involved in any contact work at training so far.