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Richie McCaw is arguably the greatest player to ever represent New Zealand and is a legend of the game. Discover his career with rugby gurus RugbyPass.

Richie McCaw Bio

A former captain of the All Blacks and a double Rugby World Cup winner, Richie McCaw is one of the finest rugby players to ever play the game. Throughout his long and distinguished career, he was named the World Rugby player of the year three times, the World Rugby player of the decade once and the New Zealand sportsman of the decade. Richie McCaw was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Born 31 December 1980, Richie McCaw began playing rugby at a young age. However, he did not take the game seriously until he went to boarding school in Dunedin. He went on to study at university, but left early to pursue his rugby interests and signed for Canterbury in 2000 and the Crusaders in 2001.

After only appearing for Canterbury 17 times, Richie McCaw was first selected for the All Blacks in 2001. The move was criticised at the time by former All Blacks, but Richie McCaw won the man of the match award on his debut and was selected as both the New Zealand Rugby Football Union Under-21 and Air New Zealand NPC Division One Player of the Year following the conclusion of a successful tour.

Following his debut for New Zealand, Richie McCaw became a regular for Canterbury, the Crusaders and the All Blacks. After several successful seasons at domestic level and many outstanding performances for New Zealand, he was named All Blacks captain in May 2006.

Throughout his international career, Richie McCaw went on to make 148 appearances for the All Blacks and he captained the team 110 times. As part of this, he became the first All Black to reach 100 caps, and the first rugby union player to win 100 tests. He also won the Rugby World Cup twice and the Tri Nations & The Rugby Championship 10 times. Plus, in 2013, he led the All Blacks to a perfect year, with 14 wins from 14 tests. At the domestic level, Canterbury won the NPC (later Mitre10 Cup) five times, and the Crusaders won four Super Rugby titles.

In November 2015, Richie McCaw retired from rugby. Since, many analysts (including New Zealand coach Steve Hansen) have claimed that he’s the greatest All Black of all time. Following his retirement, he was appointed a member of New Zealand’s highest honour, the Order of New Zealand, in the 2016 New Year Honours. He was also quite rightly inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2019.

Fixtures & Results

Sat Nov 26, 2022
FT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
10:15am
Australia Australia
LIVE
34
39
FT
Twickenham
England England
-
12:30pm
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
13
27
Sun Nov 20, 2022
FT
Stadium de Toulouse
France France
-
8:00am
Japan Japan
LIVE
35
17
Sat Nov 19, 2022
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Tonga Tonga
-
5:45am
Uruguay Uruguay
LIVE
43
19
FT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
8:00am
Georgia Georgia
LIVE
12
13
FT
Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Italy Italy
-
8:00am
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
21
63
FT
National Rugby Centre Amsterdam
Canada Canada
-
8:30am
Namibia Namibia
LIVE
43
37
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Romania Romania
-
9:45am
Samoa Samoa
LIVE
0
22
FT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
10:15am
Argentina Argentina
LIVE
52
29
FT
Twickenham
England England
-
12:30pm
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
25
25
FT
Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
-
3:00pm
Australia Australia
LIVE
13
10
Fri Nov 18, 2022
FT
The Sevens
Hong Kong Hong Kong
-
8:00am
Kenya Kenya
LIVE
22
18
FT
The Sevens
USA USA
-
10:30am
Portugal Portugal
LIVE
16
16
Sun Nov 13, 2022
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Romania Romania
-
6:30am
Uruguay Uruguay
LIVE
16
21
FT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
9:15am
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
23
31
Sat Nov 12, 2022
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Tonga Tonga
-
6:00am
Chile Chile
LIVE
39
10
FT
The Sevens
Portugal Portugal
-
7:00am
Kenya Kenya
LIVE
85
0
FT
Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
-
8:00am
Fiji Fiji
LIVE
35
17
FT
Stadio Artemio Franchi
Italy Italy
-
8:00am
Australia Australia
LIVE
28
27
FT
National Rugby Centre Amsterdam
Netherlands Netherlands
-
8:30am
Canada Canada
LIVE
25
37
FT
Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena
Georgia Georgia
-
9:00am
Samoa Samoa
LIVE
19
20
FT
The Sevens
USA USA
-
9:30am
Hong Kong Hong Kong
LIVE
49
7
FT
Estadio Nacional Complutense
Spain Spain
-
10:00am
Namibia Namibia
LIVE
34
15
FT
Twickenham
England England
-
10:15am
Japan Japan
LIVE
52
13
FT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
12:30pm
Argentina Argentina
LIVE
20
13
FT
Orange Velodrome
France France
-
3:00pm
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
30
26
Sun Nov 6, 2022
FT
The Sevens
USA USA
-
7:00am
Kenya Kenya
LIVE
68
14
FT
Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena
Georgia Georgia
-
9:00am
Uruguay Uruguay
LIVE
34
18
FT
Twickenham
England England
-
9:15am
Argentina Argentina
LIVE
29
30
FT
The Sevens
Portugal Portugal
-
9:30am
Hong Kong Hong Kong
LIVE
42
14
Sat Nov 5, 2022
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Romania Romania
-
7:00am
Chile Chile
LIVE
30
23
FT
Stadio Plebiscito
Italy Italy
-
9:00am
Samoa Samoa
LIVE
49
17
FT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
9:00am
Fiji Fiji
LIVE
28
12
FT
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
-
11:15am
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
23
55
FT
Estadio Ciudad de Malaga
Spain Spain
-
1:30pm
Tonga Tonga
LIVE
6
40
FT
Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
-
1:30pm
South Africa South Africa
LIVE
19
16
FT
Stade de France
France France
-
4:00pm
Australia Australia
LIVE
30
29
Sat Oct 29, 2022
FT
Japan National Stadium
Japan Japan
-
1:50am
New Zealand New Zealand
LIVE
31
38
FT
BT Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
-
12:30pm
Australia Australia
LIVE
15
16
Sat Jul 23, 2022
FT
Sunshine Coast Stadium
Tonga Tonga
-
3:30am
Hong Kong Hong Kong
LIVE
44
22
Sun Jul 17, 2022
FT
Estadio Charrua
Uruguay Uruguay
-
2:30pm
Romania Romania
LIVE
26
20
Sat Jul 16, 2022
FT
Sky Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
LIVE
22
32
FT
Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
LIVE
17
21
FT
AIA Arena
Georgia Georgia
-
10:00am
Portugal Portugal
LIVE
23
14
FT
DHL Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Wales Wales
LIVE
30
14
FT
Infinity Park
USA USA
-
3:00pm
Chile Chile
LIVE
29
31
FT
Estadio Unico Madre de Ciudades
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
Scotland Scotland
LIVE
34
31
Sun Jul 10, 2022
FT
Adjarabet Arena
Georgia Georgia
-
12:00pm
Italy Italy
LIVE
28
19
FT
Estadio Charrua
Uruguay Uruguay
-
2:30pm
Romania Romania
LIVE
22
30
Sat Jul 9, 2022
FT
Japan National Stadium
Japan Japan
-
1:50am
France France
LIVE
15
20
FT
Forsyth Barr Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
LIVE
12
23
FT
Suncorp Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
LIVE
17
25
FT
Toyota Stadium
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Wales Wales
LIVE
12
13
FT
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
Scotland Scotland
LIVE
6
29
FT
Estadio Santa Laura-Universidad SEK
Chile Chile
-
6:00pm
USA USA
LIVE
21
22
Sat Jul 2, 2022
FT
City of Toyota Stadium
Japan Japan
-
2:00am
France France
LIVE
23
42
FT
Eden Park
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Ireland Ireland
LIVE
42
19
FT
Optus Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
LIVE
30
28
FT
Loftus Versfeld
South Africa South Africa
-
11:05am
Wales Wales
LIVE
32
29
FT
Estadio 23 de Agosto
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
Scotland Scotland
LIVE
26
18
Fri Jul 1, 2022
FT
Stadionul National Arcul de Triumf
Romania Romania
-
2:00pm
Italy Italy
LIVE
13
45
Sat Jun 25, 2022
FT
Mikuni World Stadium
Japan Japan
-
2:00am
Uruguay Uruguay
LIVE
43
7
FT
Estadio do Restelo
Portugal Portugal
-
12:00pm
Italy Italy
LIVE
31
38
Sat Jun 18, 2022
FT
Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium
Japan Japan
-
2:00am
Uruguay Uruguay
LIVE
34
15

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