Richie McCaw Announces New Zealand Retirement

Richie McCaw, the most capped All Black in history, has announced his retirement.

“This is the end of my rugby days, the reality of hanging up my boots,” said Richie McCaw at a press conference.

“This is the end of something that has been a big part of my life. I left it until now but I didn’t want to have a foot out of the door during the World Cup. I wanted to make it about the team, not about the individual.”

McCaw’s stats will probably never be matched: 148 tests (2001-2015) – 110 as a captain, 4 World Cups and 131 wins.

He also was World Player of the Year three times.

“I sit here with no regrets as a rugby player. That last game as a rugby player was pretty satisfying”, said McCaw as reported in The Daily Mail.

The 34-year old skipper joins the Gang of Five, Dan Carter, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Tony Woodcock and Keven Mealamu, who all formally finished their days in the Black jersey.

Article Source: The Telegraph, Mick Cleary, November 18, 2015

Image Source: Facebook – All Blacks

Tags: All Blacks  All Blacks Captain  Richie McCaw  Telegraph (The)  

  • Ross Williams - 12:00 pm on November 24th, 2015
    You have done New Zealand proud. I thank you on behalf of all klwls
  • Tony - 10:08 pm on November 23rd, 2015
    Sad but understandable day.
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