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Richie McCaw All Blacks Captain


About Richie McCaw

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.


  • Born: 31 Dec, 1980, Oamaru, North Otago, NZ
  • Weight: 106kg Height: 1.88m
  • New Zealand: 103 tests, 83 victories
    95 points (19 tries)
  • All Blacks captain: 58 tests, 58 victories
  • Debut: Ireland, aged 20, 17 Nov, 2001
  • Crusaders: 110 games, 120 points
  • Canterbury: 34 games, 50 points
  • IRB Player of the Year: 2006, 2009, 2010

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