All Blacks sign Richie McCaw up to specialist role - Ruck

All Blacks sign Richie McCaw up to specialist role

It’s been confirmed that legendary All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will play a significant role in the off-the-field future of the national team.

Although no official announcement has been made, Companies Register records show that Richard Hugh McCaw was appointed on June 30 as director of New Zealand Rugby Commercial GP Limited.

This is the entity that was set up in late March to house NZ Rugby’s commercial assets in the wake of the deal with private equity giants Silver Lake.

McCaw is listed as one of six initial directors alongside NZ Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson, chairman Stewart Mitchell, board member Bailey Mackey, respected businesswoman Nicola O’Rourke and London-based Silver Lake executive Simon Patterson. 

Dan Carter and Richie McCaw Both Name The Toughest Opponent They Ever Faced

Carter and McCaw: Toughest opponents

#5. Jonah Lomu (New Zealand)

  • Position Winger
  • Height 6 ft 5 in
  • Weight 262 lb
  • Caps 63

Carter said: “He bowled me over about 5m when I tried to tackle him in one of my first games. A superstar. Gutted I never played with him.”

McCaw said: “When I first became an All Black he was in the team. To play alongside a guy you have watched as a young fella was pretty amazing. He made me look silly in training more than once”

DID YOU KNOW? New Zealand sevens star Eric Rush played a touch game with Lomu when he was 14 years old and was so impressed he invited him to a sevens tournament in Singapore the next day