#1=. Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
Complementing his natural prowess over the ball, McCaw worked and worked at his game, adding handling skills and dynamic running to turn himself into the complete openside. Unflinchingly brave, he has remained a quite outstanding exponent at the breakdown throughout the career, while also possessing the athleticism and footballing ability to serve as the classic link man and the ball carrying dynamism to consistently break the line. He had the lot.
Did you know? McCaw’s great-great-grandfather immigrated to New Zealand from Scotland in 1893, and settled in the Hakataramea Valley, Waimate District, South Canterbury