All Blacks great Dan Carter is returning to France's Top 14.

Carter, who was named MVP of the Japanese Championship in December after leading the Kobe Kobelco Steelers to a title, will re-join Racing 92 in March.

The club announced today that he will play the rest of the Top 14 season.

Carter joined the Paris-based club following the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Racing won the Top 14 title the following year.

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Racing currently sit seventh on the Top 14 table.