Carter beats Farrell – eventually!

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content on 4 Dec 2012 at 11:10
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All Black flyhalf Dan Carter may not have been able to do much against English flyhalf Owen Farrell on the rugby field last Saturday, but gained a measure of revenge when he beat his northern rival to the IRB Player of the Year award in London yesterday.

Farrell’s inclusion on a strange shortlist for the award raised a few eye-brows, as , to a lesser extent, did Fred Michalak’s. Carter, in winning for the second time ahead of teammate and three-time winner Richie McCaw, completed a New Zealand trifecta at the awards ceremony.

Kiwi coach Steve Hansen won Coach of the Year in his first campaign as head coach of the All Blacks, with the NEw Zealanders also winning Team of the Year after capturing the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup trophies in a year that saw a draw against Australia and the shock loss to England as the only matches they didn’t win.


  • Just the fact that Farrell made that list shows what a joke it has become.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.12.12 13:49:30 by lostfish Reply
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  • McCaw winning it in 2009 and Carter winning it this year are shockers

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.12.12 15:12:43 by Ludz Reply

  • McCaw winning in 2009 was the worst decision in the history of rugby. How can a guy, who did not win a single thing, beat players who both won the Tri-Nations, a Super 14 title and a Lions Tour? Fouie du Preez should have won it in 2009, this year Kieran Read would have been the right guy to win it.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.12.12 21:00:33 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 3) : yeah 2009 was a pathetic decision. Also thought Lobbe or Read should’ve won it this year

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.12.12 14:56:47 by Ludz Reply


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