The Real McCaw: The Autobiography

The Real McCaw: The Autobiography

by Richie McCaw


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Richie McCaw is the New Zealand All Blacks’ most capped player of all time. During the 2011 World Cup he reached 100 caps and has played over 60 Tests as Captain. When the All Blacks beat France in Final, he crowned a ten year career that started with a man-of-the-match performance against Ireland in 2001. Unquestionably the greatest player of his generation, he is arguably the most talented rugby player of all time.

In his autobiography, McCaw recounts for the first time, with brutal honesty, the roots of his family life that defined his character – learning to play the game on the family farm in South New Zealand and being inspired to fly gliders by his war-hero grandfather – and how it gave him the strength to emerge from the lowest moment in his career to become the most successful Captain world rugby has ever seen.

Unafraid of playing the game right at the edge and putting his body on the line for his team mates, McCaw has set the standard of what a professional rugby player should be. Hugely popular and respected, his sheer presence means that he is a natural leader of men both on and off the pitch and his story is not just a brutal account of life on the front line, but an exhilarating portrait of modern rugby.

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ISBN-13: 9781781314890
Publisher: Aurum Press
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Richie McCaw is widely regarded as the best rugby union player of his generation and arguably the most talented of all time. He made his debut for the All Blacks in 2001 and won seven Tri Nations titles, completed three successful Grand Slam tours and won the Bledisloe Cup eight times, as well as the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup. He is the most capped test rugby player of all time, and won the World Rugby player of the year award a joint record three times. In November 2015, he accounced his retirement from rugby union.

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