Richie McCaw

Richard Hugh Richie” McCaw (born 31 December 1980 in Oamaru North Otago) is a New Zealand rugby union player and is the current test captain. He plays in the openside flanker position for the New Zealand with his ability to anticipate play and adapt to the referee’s rulings some of his key attributes. He was raised in rural North Otago before moving to Dunedin in 1994 to board at Otago Boys’ High School. In 1999 he moved to Christchurch to study at Lincoln University and was selected in the national under-19 rugby union team. The following year he played for the Under 21s and Canterbury in the National Provincial Championship before debuting in 2001 for the Crusaders in the Super 14. “