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“Only legends” – Richie McCaw’s dream team is incredible


  • 4. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)
  • 5. Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)


  • 6. Schalk Burger (South Africa)
  • 7. George Smith (Australia)
  • 8. Thierry Dusautoir (France)

McCaw on Smith: Speaking in a Q+A with World Rugby, McCaw’s revealed former Wallabies flanker George Smith as the one he feared most on the field, saying Smith “was always pretty tough”.

“I remember playing him when I was in the under 19s against Australia and remember then thinking just what a good player he is.”

McCaw on Burger: “You can come up against another tough team but never feel like you have had a tough match against your opposite. But with Burger you knew where they are going to be and how hard they play near the ball.”

McCaw on Dusautoir: “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”


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