Richie McCaw factfile
Age 34 Height 6ft 2in Weight 17st
Club Crusaders Caps 142 Points 135 (27 tries)
Low point Crashing out of the 2007 World Cup in the quarter-finals to France.
High point Winning the 2011 World Cup in an 8-7 victory over France.
He says ‘Most people are just rugby fans and love what we do. Being an All Black is a privilege. You have to remember that, because one day you won’t be.’
They say ’‘I have the biggest respect for a guy like Richie McCaw. I think he is probably the best player that’s ever played rugby.’’ South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer.