All Blacks first five-eighth Dan Carter and his wife Honor have announced the birth of a son.
"We're thrilled to announce the birth of our son, Marco James Carter, born 28th March, happy, healthy & handsome," the couple tweeted.
Carter married hockey player Honor Dillon in 2011.
The couple had earlier said they were excited about becoming parents, and Carter had opted out of the Crusaders' current Super Rugby three-match tour to South Africa and Australia.
Fans and players are congratulating the couple on the birth.