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Richie McCaw Interview: Comparing the Good with the Bad Posted over 1 year ago

World Cup winning captain and three time IRB World Player of the Year, Richie McCaw knows a thing or two about match preparation and self-analysis. Here he talks about the importance of the right mind-set and self-reflection after both good and bad performances.

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“Understanding what you need to do to go out and perform is pretty important”

“…stopping to say right, what did I do really well that caused me to have a good game? … then when the game doesn’t go the way you want you can go back and compare.”

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_Graham Henry on Richie McCaw:_ Very modest and very intelligent with seven straight A's in his first year at university. An outstanding number 7, the only man to win the IRB player of the year on three occasions. He leads by example, he sets objectives, he has the respect of the troops and a great feel for the moment. Up there with Wilson Whineray, Brian Lochore, Graham Mourie, Buck Shelford and Sean Fitzpatrick as one of the great post war captains of New Zealand rugby. He is a very special man.

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