Carter hands role to Williams

Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams has been appointed to act as a media adviser for Dan Carter following his arrival in France.

Williams retired from his playing career with Toulon at the end of last season and has been based in London.

Carter is set to make his debut this weekend for Racing 92 in the Champions Cup against Northampton Saints, but with an escalating number of off-field requests being made the reigning World Rugby Player of the Year has moved to appoint his former All Blacks team-mate in a new role to help manage any distractions.

"Given his experience, his main mission will be to advise and help manage the many demands of Dan Carter, including the media," said Racing on the club's website.

"Mr Williams will also conduct commercial relations operations for an investment account."