Richie McCaw: ‘Being an All Black is a privilege – one day you won’t be one’

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New Zealand’s captain, Richie McCaw, is one of rugby’s sufferers but he is focused on 2015 and making history at Twickenham by lifting a second World Cup
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New Zealand’s captain Richie McCaw surveys the scene outside the Hyatt Regency in Chicago before a shadow All Blacks side took on and hammered the USA Eagles 74–6 at Soldier Field. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/www.photosport.
For a tortured soul, Richie McCaw spends a lot of time smiling. He also, when we meet at his riverfront hotel in Chicago, spends a lot of time explaining that he’s not a tortured soul. But he smiles as he does so.

At 33, the man who will lead New Zealand against England on Saturday has plenty of reasons to smile, among them 134 caps and the gratitude of a nation. Three years on from lifting the All Blacks’ second World Cup, he is 12 months out from trying to become the first man to lift it twice. In the Windy City, where a rampant All Blacks defeated the USA 74-6 on Saturday, he has been wined, dined and even photo‑bombed by a tattooed Maori. He is a wanted man who seems perfectly happy to be wanted……………… see more at :-

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