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Selwyn Times: July 11, 2018

Selwyn Times: July 11,

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2018 Locally Owned GET CONNECTED WITH Scorch Broadband Early chlorination Sheffield-Waddington supplies fast-tracked Page 5 Page 6 Teen in Miss Universe From shy girl to title contender 0800 726 724 Carter makes surprise return Southbridge superstar does promotional video for TAG Heuer • By Gordon Findlater DAN CARTER made a flying, hush-hush trip back to Southbridge late last week to make a promotional video for Swiss luxury goods maker, TAG Heuer. Filming for the video included Carter’s visit to the school, returning to the Southbridge Rugby Club to kick goals, as well as kicking goals over the posts at his parents Neville and Bev’s home. The promotion is earmarked for social media. The visit on Thursday was the first time Carter had been back to Southbridge in two years, “Not a lot changes. I didn’t tell anyone I was coming into town. I’ve already seen some old mates down the main street. I popped in to get a coffee and saw Sam Broomhall, another All Black, in there getting his lunch,” Carter told Selwyn Times. “That’s what I love about this small community . . . it’s a pretty special place. Obviously I’ve travelled all around the world but Southbridge is well Watch the video at and truly my home.” Carter has been in France for three years playing for Racing 92. The two-time World Cup winning first-five and TAG Heuer ambassador also talked at his old school, Southbridge Primary, on Thursday, and took a tour around the school grounds with principal Tamara Bell. He kicked a ball around with pupils and also met the school’s pet kunekune pig Rawhiti. He spent Thursday night at his parents Southbridge home before returning to Auckland, where he is based, on Friday. But home is always home. Said Neville Carter: “He’ll have a look in the fridge and see what fruit’s in there, what’s edible and if there’s any chocolate in the corner. That’s about all he does really.” Carter replied: “It’s the first thing I do actually. It’s quite funny. Mum says I just keep going there and looking in the fridge.” •Turn to page 4 SUPERSTAR: Dan Carter with James Clibborn. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS