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STATEMENT: Saracens confirm Owen Farrell’s successor

#3. Richie McCaw (New Zealand)

Revered New Zealand rugby icon hailed as one of the greatest openside flankers in history. McCaw’s unparalleled prowess in the breakdown and his tactical acumen made him a pivotal figure in the All Blacks’ dominance, culminating in back-to-back Rugby World Cup victories.

Owens said: “He’s right up on any list of rugby’s greatest players.

“Maybe he will be at the top for many people.

“New Zealand won something like nine out of every 10 games in which he led them, but the mark of Richie McCaw was how he conducted himself when the All Blacks lost.”