Richie’s records

Some stats:

  • Only four other players in history have played as many international tests as Richie McCaw has international victories
  • 132 have debuted for NZ since McCaw did in 2001
  • Only three of the 15 games McCaw has lost for the All Blacks were by double digit margin
  • NZ Player of the Year  – 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012
  • IRB Player of the Year – 2006, 2009, 2010
  • NZ Sportsman of the Year – 2010, 2011
  • 10 Bledisloe Cups
  • 10 Tri Nations or  Championships Cups
  • Two World Cups

His playing record for the All Blacks:

  • Argentina 10/10
  • Australia 29/36
  • British Lions 2/2
  • Canada 2/2
  • England 12/14
  • Fiji 2/2
  • France 12/13
  • Georgia 1/1
  • Ireland 14/14
  • Italy 3/3
  • Japan 1/1
  • Namibia 1/1
  • Romania 1/1
  • Scotland 7/7
  • Samoa 1/1
  • South Africa 20/26
  • Tonga 2/2
  • Wales 11/11

Overall has won 131 of 148 test matches for a 89.2% success rate.

It is near impossible to declare someone the best rugby player of all time – how do you compare McCaw and Meads, when the game now is so different to the game then. Both are legends. But I think I can safely conclude he is at least the best player in my lifetime.

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