New Zealand
Dan Carter wins Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
PA Sport
December 20, 2015
Dan Carter
Dan Carter© Niall Carson / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter paid an emotional tribute to Jonah Lomu after picking up the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award.

The 33-year-old Carter ended his international career by leading New Zealand to World Cup glory in England in the summer.

But the victory was overshadowed by the death of Lomu -- who won the same award in 1995 -- in November.

"He is an absolute legend of the sport and it was a shock to the people who knew him and the sporting community," Carter said.

"He changed the sport forever. I was lucky enough to get to know him -- he was such a caring and thoughtful guy and he will be missed by everyone."

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