England stars dominate Richie McCaw's list of top six flankers - Ruck

England stars dominate Richie McCaw’s list of top six flankers

Richie McCaw, who captained the All Blacks to consecutive World Cup titles in 2011 and 2015, has ranked his top six flankers with two England stars meriting inclusion.

6. Lewis Moody (England)

  • Position Back-row
  • Height 6 ft 3 in
  • Weight 225 lb
  • Caps 71

Moody was known for the enthusiasm with which he plays the game, his willingness to chase down opponents and his ability to compete for possession at restarts, earning him the nickname “Mad Dog” from teammates and supporters.

Richie McCaw said: “I had got a lot of respect for the way he plays, he throws himself into a lot of it. Moodt was a little bit different to most flankers – he was also a ball carrier and he could put a lot of pressure on backlines.”

DID YOU KNOW? He enjoys extreme sports—although he suffers from vertigo—and his current hobbies include wakeboarding, travelling and golf


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