Fresh Zealand grand Dan Carter will play for the Blues in Super Rugby, which begins subsequent weekend.
Carter, 38, changed into a free agent after ending his spell in Japan with Kobelco Steelers.
The depart-half played 112 instances for Fresh Zealand, serving to them take the World Cup in 2011 and 2015.
“I’ve no longer played for several months so this can even simply steal me rather bit of time to win game-ready,” stated Carter, who lives shut to the Blues’ negative in Auckland.
“Two things from the lockdown that I realised changed into I genuinely enjoyed spending extra time with my family and I omit rugby.”
To boot to winning the World Cup twice, he has been named the IRB World Participant of the Year on three occasions and, with 1,598 facets for Fresh Zealand, is the discontinue-scoring participant in world rugby.
Carter changed into out of contract after his Eastern membership’s competition changed into cancelled on account of the Covid-19 pandemic and he’ll replace utility again Stephen Perofeta, who fractured a bone in his foot for the duration of coaching.
Blues head coach Leon MacDonald stated: “For Dan it’s no longer about the cash. He’s here as a favour, with a desire to give again to the sport. We’re most efficient a pair of minutes from his home so it works out perfectly and we’re overjoyed.
“We now delight in got two designated 10s in Beauden [Barrett] and Otere [Black], and Dan will likely be there to again them and our other younger backs. If he will get again into taking part in arrangement that warrants different, then he could possibly again us as a utility again in midfield or chubby-again.”