Duncan Johnstone on Issues

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Dan Carter's World Cup itch not satisfied

Duncan Johnstone All Blacks great Dan Carter says he has unfinished "personal" business at the World Cup and is hell bent on making next year's tournament in England.

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Wallabies back to No.2 on world rankings

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Duncan Johnstone It's the All Blacks first and daylight second on the world rugby rankings.

Brisbane loss spurs All Blacks

New Zealand's Piri Weepu leads the Haka before their Rugby Championship union test match against South Africa in Soweto October 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT RUGBY)

Duncan Johnstone THE All Blacks are itching to stamp their champion status on the Wallabies in Brisbane next weekend.

Crusaders bank on Carter to be at forceful best

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Duncan Johnstone The Crusaders will look to Dan Carter to help them finish a tour that is in the balance after their disappointing loss to the Sharks in Durban.

Blues expecting motivated Hurricanes line-up

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Duncan Johnstone It may only be a Super Rugby warmup but the Blues are expecting a motivated Hurricanes team to turn up the heat in Whangarei on Saturday.

South Africa want 16 teams in Super Rugby

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Duncan Johnstone South Africa wants Super Rugby expanded to 16 teams and will lobby SANZAR partners New Zealand and Australia to make the change.

Super officials mull expansion into US, Japan

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25:  Zach Test of the United States is tackled by Yusuke Lokotui of Japan during the match between the United States and Japan on day one of the Gold Coast Sevens World Series at Skilled Park on November 25, 2011 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Duncan Johnstone SUPER RUGBY looks ready to take the next step and extend into new territories beyond Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.