Richard Hugh Richie McCaw is considered as greatest openside flanker of all times. The Captain of All Blacks (New Zealand National Rugby Team) is famous by many names like Mr. Indestructible, Mr. Success and Mr. Noble. Richie McCaw is also the most capped test rugby union player of all times. He started his career with National Team in 2001 and since then an indispensable part of the All Blacks.
Richard Hugh McCaw was born on 31 December 1980 in Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand. He is of Scottish origin as his great-great-grandfather was settled in New Zealand in 1893 as farmer and interestingly his father still works at his family farm. He started to play rugby for local club when she was just 10 years old. It was in his school “Otago Boys High School Dunedin” when he decided to play the game seriously.
In 1999, McCaw was part of New Zealand U19 squad which won the World Championship. He made his NPC (National Provincial Championship) debut from Canterbury and performed superbly for his team. In 2001, he made his Super Rugby debut with Crusaders and proved his worth.
McCaw was only 20 years old and experience of only 17 matches for Canterbury when All Black’s coach, John Mitchell, selected him for foreign tour. The decision of Coach was criticized by many former players as McCaw was not experienced enough. He proved his selection right when he performed well in the tour and earn man-of-the-match award in match against Ireland. His wonderful performance signaled the appearance of superstar at the international horizon and all the criticism converted into praise. Overall Richie McCaw is one of the greatest players in the history of game who also holds record of most-caps in the history of rugby union.
Richie McCaw Profile
- Real Name: Richard Hugh McCaw
- Date of Birth: 31 December 1980
- Place of Birth: Oamaru North Otago, New Zealand
- Height: 6.2 feet
- School: Otago Boys High School
- Sports: Rugby Union
- Position: Flanker
- Teams: Canterbury, Crusaders, All Blacks
- International Debut: 2001
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