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Carter heads Kiwi trio on rugby shortlist

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 20/04/2016

Dan Carter's golden run of form for French rugby club Racing 92 has earned him a spot on the short list for the European rugby player of the year.

The former All Blacks playmaker has featured prominently for Racing 92, who sit fourth in the Top 14 French club competition and play Leicester Tigers in the European Champions Cup semi-finals this weekend.

He is joined on the 15-man short list for the player of the year award by fellow Kiwis Charles Piutau (Wasps) and Thomas Waldrom (Exeter Chiefs).

The winner will be announced during the European Champions Cup finals weekend on May 14 in Lyon.

Carter on Wednesday earned the comeback of the year award at the prestigious Laureus World Sports awards.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks team were named team of the year at the awards in Berlin.

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