Dan Carter ruled out of Racing 92’s Champions Cup final against Leinster with injury

Racing 92 fly-half Dan Carter has been ruled out of Saturday’s Champions Cup final against Leinster in Bilbao due to a hamstring injury.

The Kiwi withdrew from the squad a little under an hour before kick-off at the San Mames Stadium and has been replaced by Remi Tales, who is on the bench.

The 36-year-old would have been appearing in his final European club match and was seeking to add the only trophy in his career he had left to lift.

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The news is another massive blow for Racing, who are already without scrum-half, captain and place kicker Maxime Machenaud due to a knee injury.

Carter provided a major impact off the bench in Racing’s 28-17 quarter-final victory over Clermont at the Stade Marcel-Michelin, but will now be denied a chance at a perfect swansong.

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