The awards keep rolling in for Dan Carter, who has now been honoured by the Rugby Union Writers' Club.

Carter received the Pat Marshall Memorial Award as rugby's personality of 2015, presented at a dinner in London.

Carter said: "There are some amazing names on this trophy so to have my name alongside these legends is very humbling. There's David Kirk who helped win the inaugural World Cup in 1987. There's Jonah back in 1995 - an amazing athlete and top guy. Sean Fitzpatrick is there too.

"Jonny Wilkinson in 2003 - who could argue with that? It's a huge honour to have my name sketched on this and be a part of history."

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Carter finished his All Black career by leading them to the World Cup triumph late last year, before taking up a contract with French club Racing 92.

The first five-eighths has already been named world player of the year for the third time, was man of the match in the final against Australia, and beat Novak Djokovic, Katie Ledecky, Usain Bolt, Jordan Spieth and Serena Williams to be crowned the BBC's overseas sports personality of the year.