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Dan Carter stays coy on making Blues debut against Crusaders

Dan Carter has kept his cards close to his chest over a potential Blues debut against none other than the Crusaders, having gotten some minutes under his belt for Southbridge Rugby Club this afternoon.

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Carter could line up against his old side next week. Source: 1 NEWS

A high-profile signing for the Blues at the age of 38, Carter is yet to turn out in the new Super Rugby Aotearoa competition having not had a pre-season with his new side.

With the Blues having a bye this weekend, Carter's potential first appearance for the Auckland side could be against his former team, with the two sides meeting at Orangetheory Stadium next weekend.

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The fixture would theoretically see Carter line up against the Crusaders, who he made 141 appearances for in a Super Rugby career spanning more than a decade.

Carter is happy to leave that decision up to the Blues.

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"I don't know to be honest, if anyone saw that game today, I'd say myself that I'm a bit rusty," Carter told media.

"I'm not sure if I could play at Super Rugby level just yet. You leave those kinds of decisions up to the coaches.

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"It's good to make the first step in to potentially playing again. Whether I play or not, I'm not too worried, I'll leave that decision to Leon [MacDonald] and the selectors up at the Blues."

Carter shone for Southbridge, kicking 12 points as well as setting up two tries, as his club registered a 54-14 victory.