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Sunday 13 July 2014

Carter back on top of points table

Dan Carter

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has regained the world record for the highest points scorer in Tests in the Tri Nations clash with South Africa.

The 29-year-old needed just two points to surpass the total of 1,195 held by Jonny Wilkinson.

And he achieved the feat by slotting a penalty three minutes into the contest with the Springboks in Wellington.

Carter also broke Wilkinson's previous world record of 1,178 in November 2010, but the England international took the record back three months later.

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