4 Apr 2017

Carter cleared in doping case, inducted into Hall of Fame.

6:47 am on 4 April 2017

The former All Black Dan Carter is to be inducted into The Rugby Players' Association Hall of Fame.

The news comes on the same day that he has been cleared of any wrong doing in a doping case.

South Africa, during the Vodacom Tri-Nations match between South Africa and New Zealand held at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, on the 16 August 2008.

Dan Carter during a Tri-Nations match against South Africa at Newlands Stadium in Capetown in 2008. Photo: Photosport

The two-time World Cup winner, who played for the Crusaders, Perpignan and is currently at Racing 92 will be honoured in London next month.

The all-time leading test point scorer will join an illustrious list of previous inductees, including Jonny Wilkinson CBE, Martin Johnson CBE, Sir Gareth Edwards and the 2016 winner Brian O'Driscoll.

Named World Rugby Player of the Year on three occasions, the distinguished first-five has enjoyed an exceptional 14-year career, which has included 112 test caps, 1,598 test points, three Super Rugby titles and a Rugby World Cup triumph with New Zealand in 2015.

On receiving the news, Carter said: "I'm honoured to be inducted into the RPA Hall of Fame alongside some true icons of the game. Rugby is the ultimate team sport but to receive an accolade of this kind is both humbling and very satisfying. I've worked extremely hard throughout my career so to be recognised by my peers in this way makes me feel immensely proud."

Meanwhile Carter and team-mates Joe Rokocoko and Juan Imhoff have been cleared of any wrong doing in a doping case last year.

The three were investigated after returning urine samples that contained too much prednisolone, a corticosteroid used as a painkiller.

They were cleared by the medical commission of the French Rugby Federation in October 2016 but were summoned again in January to appear before the country's official anti-doping body.

Racing 92 have announced that the players' names had been cleared.