2016 will be Todd Blackadder's last season as coach of the Crusaders.
In an extract exclusive to Fairfax Media, Dan Carter relives his stellar years with Canterbury and the Crusaders.
Crusaders coach and former All Black captain Todd Blackadder has hailed Dan Carter as "the ultimate athlete" and Richie McCaw as "the greatest All Black of his era".
Ryan Crotty could join Kieran Read as a co-captain of the Crusaders next year.
An uncanny sporting symmetry will be achieved when Tom Taylor trots out onto AMI Stadium in the NPC rugby final against Auckland.