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CARTER'S CAREER ON HOLD FOR RIO.

MOSELEY'S centre of excellence Anthony Carter admits this season could be his last in professional rugby.

The 32-year-old is a qualified physiotherapist and is looking to move his off-field career forward.

Carter is hoping to benefit from the latest round of Olympic funding to secure a post with a sporting body that would take him up to the Rio Games in 2016. But if he manages that, he concedes it would force him to quit playing rugby and end his three-year association with the Billesley Common outfit.

"For me it's either playing at Moseley for another year or not playing at all - that's the choice I face and that will be made over the next couple of weeks hopefully.

"If it wasn't the start of an Olympic cycle then it would be a clear decision because these posts come up every four years. It would be good if they put the Olympics back a year and I could make a more straightforward decision in a year's time."

Carter currently splits his working commitments between Aston Villa, the Welsh Institute of Sport and the a private hospital in Little Aston. And with Moseley playing well, it would be a wrench to leave the club.

"If the dream job comes up then a decision has to be made.

"But as it stands I would more than happily carry on because the one thing I love above anything else is playing rugby. And playing rugby at Moseley.

"It's literally just because of the job opportunities that are coming up now that may not be there next year because of this Olympic cycle."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Mar 31, 2013
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