Richie McCaw (All Blacks)

Dealing with head injuries

Dealing with head injuries

"I’m very careful with any head knocks"

Read how Richie McCaw faces up to injuries, including some heavy bangs to his head. Taken from The Real McCaw: The Autobiography.

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Win a copy of The Real McCaw - signed by Richie

Win a copy of The Real McCaw - signed by Richie

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Playing for the BaBaas

Playing for the BaBaas

"How many chances does an All Black get to play at Wembley?"

Richie McCaw turned down the BaBaas several times before playing for them at the end of a long season, when he was only needed for a half, and the game was at Wembley.

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Player Profile

Richie McCaw is the New Zealand All Blacks’ most capped player of all time. During the 2011 World

Cup he reached 100 caps and  has  played  over  60  Tests  as  Captain.  When  the  All  Blacks  beat  France  in Final, he crowned a ten-­‐year career that started with a man-­‐of-­‐the-­‐match  performance against Ireland in 2001. Unquestionably the greatest player  of  his  generation,  he  is  arguably  the  most  talented  rugby player  of  all  time.

In his autobiography, McCaw recounts with brutal honesty, the roots of his family life that defined his character – learning to play the game on the family farm in South New Zealand and being inspired to fly gliders by his war-­‐hero grandfather – and how it gave him the strength to emerge from the lowest moment in his career to become the most successful Captain world rugby has ever seen.

Unafraid of playing the game right at the edge and putting his body on the line for his team mates, McCaw has set the standard of what a professional rugby player should be. Hugely popular and respected, his sheer presence means that he is a natural leader of men both on and off the pitch and his story is not just a brutal account of life on the front line, but an exhilarating portrait of modern rugby.

Since RICHIE McCAW's debut in 2001 the All Blacks have won seven Tri Nations titles, completed three successful Grand Slam tours and won the Bledisloe Cup eight times as well as the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He is the All Blacks most capped player of all time and has been named the International Rugby Board (IRB) Player of the Year a record three times.

The Real McCaw by Richie McCaw, published by Aurum Press.