Duncan Johnstone on All Blacks

Brisbane loss spurs All Blacks

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

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...

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.

Rugby

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.

MacDonald collapses in Auckland match

PUKEKOHE, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 20:  Hoani MacDonald of Southland leaves the field injured during the ITM Cup Championship Semifinal match between Counties Manukau and Southland at ECOLight Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Pukekohe, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Duncan Johnstone FORMER Melbourne Rebels player Hoani MacDonald collapsed with a suspected heart attack during an NPC Championship division match near Auckland yesterday.

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

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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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Barrett rejects Blues as Marshall looms

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Duncan Johnstone The Blues have ended their chase for All Blacks utility Beauden Barrett after the Taranaki No.10 decided to stay with the Hurricanes for next season.

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.

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

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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.

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.