Shocking video reveals how All Black legend Richie McCaw was physically targeted throughout his career
Richie McCaw was targeted beyond belief in his career. He literally puts his body on the line for his country. Back to back rugby world cup winning captain he will go down as one of the all-time greats!
A shocking video has revealed just how badly the All Black legend was targeted by players during his stellar career for the men in black.
A video online made by the brilliant editors at Rugby Beast revealed how the All Black’s all-time greatest flanker had been systematically attacked by certain players from certain teams during his career.
In the video you can see the likes of Ireland, England and Australia all going for Richie McCaw in targeted attempts to either injure or rattle the All Black star!
Former loose forward McCaw, who played 148 tests and won two World Cups (the first, in 2011, while playing on a broken foot) is regarded as the best captain and one of the best and toughest players to have worn the black jersey.
He was named the World Rugby 15s player of the decade last year in what was an award that was handed out in place of the annual World Rugby player of the year award due to the pandemic. This he added to his three player of the year awards which he won in 2006, 2009 and 2010. Only he and his long time teammate Dan Carter have won the award three times, while he is also one of only two players to have won the award in consecutive years, alongside Beauden Barrett.
McCaw also held the record for the most caps in Test rugby, although that has since been overtaken by Wales’ Alun Wyn Jones. He does still hold the record for the most caps as captain, with 110, and his 131 wins in Test rugby is also a record, with a 89.18 win percentage.