Richie Retires: All Black skipper McCaw’s career in pictures
Matt Haynes | November 19, 2015
Following the retirement of New Zealand rugby union star Richie McCaw, Coral look back at his career in pictures; the high points and low points, stretching back to his roots.
In November 2008, Twickenham hosted the innaugural Hilary Shield between England and New Zealand commemorating Everest explorer Sir Edmund Hillary, a match which the All Blacks won 32-6 with captain McCaw lifting the trophy. He is pictured here alongside teammates and Lady Hillary, celebrating the victory.
Rugby World Cup 2011 pre-match
Here, McCaw is pictured walking the sidelines with Dan Carter, ahead of New Zealand’s Pool A match against Japan at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand, as the All Blacks recorded an 83-7 victory.
Winning the 2011 Rugby World Cup
McCaw lifts the Web Ellis trophy aloft following their 8-7 victory over France at Eden Park in Auckland as an adoring home crowd look on.
McCaw victory parade
Thousands line the streets of Auckland as the New Zealand team led by McCaw take part in a celebration parade, after winning the Web Ellis trophy for the second time.
Might of McCaw
The All Blacks skipper drives over the line in a Bledisloe Cup match in 2013 in Sydney, evading Australia’s Michael Hooper. New Zealand went on to win 47-29 with McCaw playing a huge part in the victory, helping to secure bragging rights over their Southern Hemisphere rivals.
Taking a time out
McCaw is pictured signing autographs for fans in 2013 at Ellis Park Stadium ahead of their final Test rugby match against South Africa.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge listen to a speech from Richie McCaw at the Rippa Rugby tournament at the Forsyth Barr stadium in Dunedin during the seventh day of their official tour to New Zealand.
Drive and determination
McCaw holds off England’s Dylan Hartley to score in a 2014 international match at Twickenham.
Hacking the Springboks
McCaw leads the Haka before a 2015 Rugby World Cup match against South Africa in the semi-final.
Bowing out on a high
In his last act as All Blacks skipper, McCaw captains New Zealand to a consecutive World Cup final win, this time over Australia, recording a convincing 34-17 victory.
Check out our 2015 Rugby World Cup archive and look back on some of the best moments