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“The perfect XV” – Richie McCaw has named his all-time dream team


  • 4. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)
  • 5. Brodie Retallick (New Zealand)
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  • 6. Richard Hill (England)
  • 7. Schalk Burger (South Africa)
  • 8. George Smith (Australia)

McCaw on Hill: “Extremely gifted player who had all the ability in the world to play and run the ball. When England needed someone to dig in he was your man. He had the full tool bag and quietly got on with it.”

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”.