"Part of a team again" - All Blacks legend Richie McCaw has swapped sports - Ruck

“Part of a team again” – All Blacks legend Richie McCaw has swapped sports

Richie McCaw, the renowned All Blacks icon, has joined a cycling team embarking on a remarkable challenge.

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Funnily, his team goes by the name ‘4 Chumps and a Champ’, which clearly related to his back-to-back Rugby World Cup wins in 2011 and 2015.

They are participating in the 5 Passes Tour, a four-day cycling expedition meticulously supported by a team of over 20 crew members dedicated to fulfilling every need.

The journey commences in Christchurch on the east coast of the South Island, leading through the Alpine Village of Hanmer Springs.

CREDIT: Five Passes Tour 2023

The route includes traversing Lewis Pass to Greymouth on the West Coast before circling back to Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass and Porter’s Pass.

The tour promises breathtaking scenery, and the opportunity to soak in these vistas while cycling in a safe and fully-supported environment is truly invaluable!

Amazing body transformations of 6 rugby stars

These rugby players have enjoyed a remarkable body transformation over the years, with some bulking up while others seriously slimmed down.


The All Blacks legendary captain has revealed he’s dropped 17kg since retiring, shifting what he called ‘unnecessary rugby muscle’.

Since hanging up his boots following their 2015 World Cup triumph, McCaw has become obsessed with ultra-hardcore marathons and has shifted a lot of that weight to give him a speed advantage.

The 41-year-old, who weighed 107 kg, is now closer to 90kg since dropping the weight.


The Wallabies legend started out as an skinny 78kg teen who worked day in and day out to transform himself, with his size and strength came at a cost, Pocock told Australian Story.