Richie McCaw
Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw

31st Dec 1980 1.87m/106kg Openside Flanker

McCaw backs Whitelock as All Blacks' interim captain

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two-Time Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is backing his former All Blacks and Crusaders teammate Sam Whitelock to fill the skipper duties for the opening Tests of the 2021 season.   Sam...

Kieran Read Retires

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Followig Toyota Verblitz missing out on the Top League Final after a loss to Panasonic Wild Knights, Kieran Read announced his retirement from the game.   A look back at the best facts and stats...

Wayne Pivac changes one for Grand Slam decider

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wayne Pivac has made one change to his side for Wales' Six Nations finale against France on Saturday (KO 21.00 Local), with Adam Beard returning to the starting line-up.     Wales are...

England forward coach Matt Proudfoot says Tom Curry "could be another McCaw"

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

England forward's coach Matt Proudfoot says that England flanker Tom Curry could develop into a player to match All Black great Richie McCaw.   Speaking to BBC Sport, Proudfoot said that...

"Thank God I was never on the opposite side" - Dan Carter names the top five players he shared a pitch with

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having called time on his illustrious career, Dan Carter has named the top five players he shared a pitch with.   Mercurial fly-half Carter confirmed on Saturday that his incredible career...

THROWBACK: When Bryan Habana scored a hattrick for the Babas against the All Blacks

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A hat-trick of tries by Springbok Bryan Habana inspired the Barbarians to only their second-ever win over New Zealand back in 2009.   The star-studded side coached by former Springbok coach Nick...

Ultimate Rugby's Users' Southern Hemisphere Test XV

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Using the data on the Ultimate Rugby App since the App was released, we reveal the Southern Hemisphere XV of player's favourited on the App.   Although the squad is heavily skewed in favour...

Wales captain Jones facing race to be fit for start of Six Nations

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Wales could be without captain Alun Wyn Jones for their Six Nations opener against Ireland as he recovers from a knee injury.     Alun Wyn Jones will need at least 10 weeks to recover from...

McCaw & Trémoulière lead winners at World Rugby Awards

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Richie McCaw and Jessy Trémoulière have been named World Rugby Men’s and Women’s 15s Players of the Decade at the World Rugby Awards Special Edition.       Two-time...

McCaw, Tremouliere named players of the decade

6 months ago by Sky Sports Rugby

Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and France star Jessy Tremouliere have been voted the men’s and women’s rugby players of the past decade.