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New Zealand's Dan Carter named World Rugby player of year

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New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has been named World Rugby player of the year for a third time at a ceremony in London. Carter, 33, helped the All Blacks to a 34-17 win over Australia in Saturday's World Cup final at Twickenham.

He has announced his international retirement after scoring a record 1,598 points in 112 appearances. The All Blacks won the team of the year and Australia's Michael Cheika was named coach of the year. The World Rugby Awards winners were selected by an independent panel of judges, chaired by Australia's 1999 World Cup-winning captain John Eales and made up of former internationals, media and the teams who took part in the World Cup.