The pair, who won the World Cup with New Zealand in 2011 and 2015, are renowned as two of the finest players of not just their generation, but all-time.
Carter hooked up with former captain McCaw for the first of a two-part interview.
Topics range from McCaw’s bagpipe skills to his unique pre-match ritual. The former skipper’s relentless attention to detail and goal-setting was the stuff of legend.
Carter and McCaw: Toughest opponents
#3. Thierry Dusautoir (France)
- Position Back-row
- Height 6 ft 2 in
- Weight 218 lb
- Caps 80
MCCAW SAID: “Over the years I’ve played him a few times and you always know he’s there. He was always pretty big defensively and in the breakdown area. A menace”
CARTER SAID: “He had some blinding games in big moments — none more so than in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup games against the All Blacks.”
DID YOU KNOW? He broke the record for most tackles in a match, making 38 tackles against the All Blacks in the 2007 World Cup