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Ma'a Nonu linked with move to Toulon

Duncan Johnstone All Blacks star Ma'a Nonu has been linked to French club Toulon as the European champions ramp up recruitment ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup.

Martin Johnson breaks silence on England's 2011 Rugby World Cup woes

Regrets: Former England manager Martin Johnson.

Duncan Johnstone England legend Martin Johnson has finally broken his silence on the team's World Cup embarrassments off the field in New Zealand, saying he lamented the way "rugby got dragged through the mud".

Richie McCaw's broken thumb is more pain for Crusaders

Richie McCaw

Duncan Johnstone The Crusaders will know on Monday whether Richie McCaw will require surgery on a broken thumb that will have him absent from their struggling Super Rugby campaign for up to eight weeks.

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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.

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An Anzac team? Get real, Brian

Brian O'Driscoll.

Duncan Johnstone Maybe the real reason Brian O'Driscoll missed last Saturday's Test win was because he wasn't too well in the head - because he's talked a bit of nonsense since, suggesting the Wallabies and All...

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Williams misses training

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Duncan Johnstone SONNY BILL WILLIAMS was absent from All Blacks training again yesterday but management remain hopeful he will be in the mix for Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia.

Two weeks for SBW to make All Blacks impact

Sonny Bill Williams

Duncan Johnstone Sonny Bill Williams wasn't the only new face at All Blacks training yesterday - Chiefs halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow and lock Craig Clarke also joined the action in Auckland along with Hurricanes...

Union

SBW not worried by Bledisloe attention

Sonny Bill Williams

Duncan Johnstone Auckland: All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams says he is braced for the attention that's sure to come when he plays in Sydney this weekend for the first time since 2009.

Rugby

Too many white players turn blacks against Boks, says de Villiers

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Duncan Johnstone Controversial former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers hasn't taken long to criticise the new set-up, labelling Heyneke Meyer's South African squad "too white".

Blues expecting motivated Hurricanes line-up

Pat Lam.

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.