Having missed out during the business end of the last Rugby World Cup campaign on home soil due to injury as he watched his side secure the title has left Dan Carter feeling that he has missed out on the biggest moment of his career and he is eager to make amends for that lost opportunity by leading the team all the way in the next edition of the event next summer in the United Kingdom.
A part of the unsuccessful New Zealand teams during the 2003 and 2007 World Cups, Carter suffered a groin injury before the All Blacks were preparing to take on Canada in their final group match and this injury ruled him for the remainder of the tournament and he had to watch on from the stands as his teammates secured their second Webb Ellis Trophy.
Carter stated that having been involved in three Rugby World Cup campaigns or having suffered several injuries during and before the tournament, the event has brought him mixed feelings over the years. He mentioned that he has achieved a lot personally over the years but he is still yearning to fulfill his biggest dream and that is to lift that famous trophy with his own hands.
He claimed that having missed out last time also adds to his motivation and he has been working hard to be a part of the All Blacks set up that will be making its journey for the Rugby World Cup. Moreover, 2015 is not too far away and so, he has to buck up and start doing well and hit peak fitness by that time as well.
And if all goes well, according to Carter, he will finally have the salvation of achieving everything he has ever dreamed of achieving as a professional player.