Dan Carter's dry birthday celebrations

The former All Black was arrested for drink-driving in February (Getty)
The former All Black was arrested for drink-driving in February (Getty)

Birthday boy Daniel Carter is officially "really old" - and toasted his 35th birthday with water and a quiet night out with his wife. 

Carter posted a snap of him and his wife, former Black Stick Honor Dillon to his public Facebook page - and there was tellingly no alcohol at the table. 

The former All Black thanked his followers for the birthday love, and let everyone know he was celebrating his coming of age with Dillon over dinner. 

Many more wishes ensued and while the majority were positive; it wasn't long before someone made a dig at his decisions in February. 

"Hope that's water you're drinking! No driving Dan!" one person wrote. 

Carter was arrested for drink-driving in France and was subsequently dropped by his sponsor, car company Land Rover. 

He was nearly twice the legal limit when he was pulled over in Paris.

Carter moved to France following the 2015 World Cup, ending a record-breaking career of 112 tests. 

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