Thursday, 19 November 2015

Richie McCaw = Legend

Just a few words about Richie McCaw on the occasion of his retirement.

For me, McCaw is simply the best number 7 ever to have played the game.

Ill-informed gripes about him living offside and so-called “cheating” are so far wide of the mark it’s not funny. The role of an openside flanker is to get away with whatever he can at the breakdown and McCaw was simply the master at it. 

He also happened to be a supreme athlete and a quite phenomenal all-round rugby player.

One would like to think that his retirement will leave New Zealand severely depleted and give the rest of a chance to catch up, but the performances of Sam Cane during this year’s World Cup suggest that the All Black number 7 production line is still in fine working order.


Enjoy your retirement Mr. McCaw – it is richly deserved.

1 comment:

judah said...

Well Said! Cheers